A security researcher has claimed that Apple AirTag has some security loopholes that could allow hackers to modify its firmware. He tweeted on Sunday that he was able to successfully hack the Apple AirTag by “breaking into” its microcontroller. 

       

Apple AirTag Hacked, Says Security Researcher Who Found Loopholes to Modify Firmware

WHAT?

Apple AirTag, the Bluetooth tracker that was unveiled last month to let people find their lost items, is claimed to have some security loopholes that could allow hackers to modify its firmware.

HOW?

A security researcher has demonstrated the loopholes by hacking the AirTag using reverse engineering.

German security researcher Thomas Roth who goes by the name “stacksmashing” on social media tweeted on Sunday that he was able to successfully hack the Apple AirTag by “breaking into” its microcontroller.

He claimed that after gaining access to the microcontroller, he reprogrammed the AirTag and modified its firmware.