Sniffing around - Apple AirTag detection

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Installing this app and will run it tomorrow when I am lingering over my morning coffee.
From Bleeping Computer:

Free Android app lets users detect Apple AirTag tracking
A small team of researchers at the Darmstadt University in Germany have published a report illustrating how their AirGuard app for Android provides better protection from stealthy AirTag stalking than other apps.

An Apple AirTag is a Bluetooth-based device finder released in April 2021 that allows owners to track the device using Apple's 'Find My' service.

Unfortunately, AirTags have great potential for abuse due to their small size as people can slip them into people's jackets, luggage, or even cars to track them without permission.

Although Apple has implemented an intricate anti-stalking system to prevent cases of abuse, stealthy AirTag tracking continues to remain a problem.

The paper is here: AirGuard - Protecting Android Users From Stalking Attacks By Apple Find My Devices

A little bit of a resource and battery hog but it IS continually scanning the environment and needing location information - this can be disabled at your wish. The app seems well written.  Looking forward to trying it in more of a target-rich environment.  Planning a trip to Costco Monday, there's the ticket 😁

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