After completely bricking two AirTags, stacksmashing succeeded in breaking into and reprogramming a 3rd. [credit:
Breaking into the microcontroller primarily meant having the ability each to analysis how the units perform (by analyzing the dumped firmware) and to reprogram them to do sudden issues. Stacksmashing demonstrated this by reprogramming an AirTag to go a non-Apple URL whereas in Misplaced Mode.
Misplaced Mode will get slightly extra misplaced
When an AirTag is ready to Lost Mode, tapping any NFC-enabled smartphone to the tag brings up a notification with a hyperlink to discovered.apple.com. The hyperlink permits whoever discovered the misplaced object to contact its proprietor, hopefully ensuing within the misplaced object discovering its manner residence.
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