The Apple AirTag costs about 300 kroner, and Apple launched it in April to help users keep track of assets.
Police in York, Ontario, Canada are now warning that tracking technology is also being used to steal cars.
He was New York Post Who mentioned the case for the first time.
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Placed in the car when it is parked in a public place
Since September, York Police are investigating five incidents that suspect perpetrators have used an Apple AirTag in connection with the theft.
Police believe thieves place tracking devices on luxury cars while they are parked in public places such as shopping malls or public parking lots. Air tags are relatively small, and therefore difficult to detect.
When car owners drive their cars home or park them in remote areas, thieves track the car via Apple’s AirTag, and travel there to steal the car.
car hacker ignition
To steal cars, thieves hack the car’s ignition with an electronic tool commonly used by mechanics to reset the car to factory settings.
So the police are now advising car owners to park their cars in a locked garage if they have them, because most cars were stolen directly from the victims’ driveway.
In addition, they recommend installing a steering wheel lock and a surveillance camera in the driveway.
Over the past year, York Police has experienced more than 2,000 auto thefts.
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