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Apple AirTags apparently hacked by security researcher

If this is true, it took less than two weeks since the device trackers were release.

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A researcher reportedly got into the AirTag microcontroller.

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Apple AirTags have been available for less than two weeks, but a security researcher has seemingly hacked into the tiny trackers already. Researcher Stack Smashing managed to break into the device's microcontroller and modify the software, as reported Sunday by 9to5Mac.

The researcher apparently rendered two AirTags unusable in the hacking effort, but the researcher could alter the link you were sent to if you scanned it -- meaning the device could potentially be used in a phishing scam. 

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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