July 13, 2024

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This pricey gadget could sniff out uninvited AirTags to keep you safe

Small cybersecurity firm Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) may soon have a solution to the Apple AirTag stalking problem through its BlueSleuth-Lite detector.

It works by detecting “all major BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) trackers” including the aforementioned AirTags, Galaxy Smart Tags, plus future devices that’ll support the standard like earbuds. If multiple gadgets are detected nearby, the BlueSleuth’s screen will list them out “according to signal strength” with trackers being given the highest priority. Users will see the misplaced item’s name, company icon, and when it was last detected on the screen. It won’t tell you exactly where a tracker can be found, but you should locate suspicious devices by using the signal strength as a barometer.