New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued a warning about unwanted AirTag tracking and “malicious Apple AirTag users” that may be stalking them.
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Apple has shared its planned actions and new features, coming later this year, designed to prevent unwanted AirTag tracking, including updated alerts and safety warnings.
When Apple launched its device tracking accessory, the AirTag, it did so to plenty of fanfare. It was just one more Apple-branded device that was designed to help with everyday tasks. However, since the accessory's launch there has been a lot of concern about stalking and property theft. Apple has added features to help alleviate some of those issues, but now the company is going one step further with a dedicated user guide to help smooth over some of the wrinkles.
2021 might not have been the busiest of years for Apple. All things considered, though, the company launched a healthy enough amount of new devices out into the wild. And, since the year is finally over and done with, let's take a look back, shall we?
Engraving options have been available for Apple's products for quite some time. That includes etching a very cute animals onto your devices if you feel so inclined. And for folks who would like a limited-edition furry friend on their AirTag, Apple Japan may have just what you're looking for.
Apple has been working on a solution for Android users to help them prevent being tracked by AirTag trackers. It has been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. The company has officially launched a brand new app for Android users to help with that potential problem.
Apple has a tendency to shift industries, and usually that's a good thing. However, in one particular case, it appears that one of the company's newest products are being associated with something that isn't so great: car thefts. Which is surely a little frustrating, considering Apple was getting plenty of flack for not being the first to market with a small device used to track devices.
To help prevent unwarned AirTag tracking, iOS 15.2 lets you scan sneaky AirTags that might be planted on your person or in your car to secretly track you.
On October 1, Apple released iOS 15.0.1 to the public. It was a minor update in the grand scheme of things, even if it did add some important fixes. And now Apple's back with another minor update for its popular mobile operating system.
Apple has acknowledged that it's aware of a serious vulnerability plaguing its personal item tracker, dubbed AirTag. The nasty bug allows nefarious actors to redirect the person who finds and scans a lost AirTag to a phishing website instead of the Apple one. The company has confirmed it is working on a fix, saying the solution will be arriving in the next software update.
Apple is now launching refreshed AirTag firmware to more customers with a different build number from the previous AirTag firmware which had a build number of 1A291e.
Apple has launched a revised AirTag firmware carrying an internal build number of 1A291c while the firmware version has remained unchanged at 1.0.276.