Google and Apple take on BLE tracker abuse — that they pioneered

Google announced in a blog post today that it and Apple were leading an industry coalition (that includes smaller item-tracking players like Samsung, Tile, and others) to develop a specification for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tracking devices. These devices, like Apple’s popular AirTag, are small BLE emitters that use public key cryptography and a network of “finding” devices to tell you where your tag is when you’re not around. Soon after AirTags were released, malicious…

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