Earlier this week we wrote about a jailbreak hack against Apple’s newly introduced AirTag product.
In that story, the researcher @ghidraninja was able to modify the firmware on the AirTag itself, despite the anti-tampering protection implemented by Apple’s own AirTag firmware programming.
But this “attack” (if that is the right word) is different, because it doesn’t involve modifying or cracking the AirTag itself.
Instead, it involves using the AirTag protocol on a Bluetooth device that doesn’t have internet connectivity in order to “trick” (if that is the right word) nearby Apple devices into sending data over the internet on its behalf.
Very loosely put: free internet access!