Bruce Schneier recently shared an excellent article about how car thieves use Apple Airtags to follow cars to steal them. It is a fantastic article and well worth five minutes to read it. Here is an excerpt, and I have also put a direct link to Bruce’s site where you can go and read it.
Since September 2021, officers have investigated five incidents where suspects have placed small tracking devices on high-end vehicles so they can later locate and steal them. Brand name “air tags” are placed in out-of-sight areas of the target vehicles when they are parked in public places like malls or parking lots. Thieves then track the targeted vehicles to the victim’s residence, where they are stolen from the driveway.Thieves typically use tools like screwdrivers to enter the vehicles through the driver or passenger door, while ensuring not to set off alarms. Once inside, an electronic device, typically used by mechanics to reprogram the factory setting, is connected to the onboard diagnostics port below the dashboard and programs the vehicle to accept a key the thieves have brought with them. Once the new key is programmed, the vehicle will start and the thieves drive it away.
Here is a link to the ARTICLE – https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/12/thieves-using-airtags-to-follow-cars.html
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