If someone can get near you, or accessories like your favorite backpack, sneaking into your life some tracking technology is relatively easy for them to put in place. This client advisory unpacks the recent events of VIPs being tracked by Tile or Apple AirTag technology.
Given the recent marketing push by Apple, the new AirTag appears to be the tracker of choice among consumers and would be stalkers.
A few weeks ago, a Sports Illustrated model reported that a stranger tried to track her location using an Apple AirTag. To date our clients have reported finding trackers, including AirTag competitor models, on jackets, bikes, inside purses, computers/work bags, and in car glove compartments. It can be planted almost any place at any time.
With an ounce of prevention, you can become more aware of tracking technology to protect yourself.
Tracking someone without their consent is quite common:
Unmasking Tracking Devices:
Preventing Tracking Without Consent:
What to Do If You Find a Rogue Apple AirTag:
Being tracked without your permission is not okay. If you discover that you are being tracked, consider filing a police report.
If you feel your personal safety could be in danger, consider developing an emergency plan now and share it with people you trust. Resources such as the ones available at this website can help by providing ideas about how to build your personal safety plan: https://www.techsafety.org/resources-survivors/technology-safety-plan.
Fortalice Solutions is proud to announce it has signed on as Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022. At Fortalice Solutions, we believe preparation is the best strategy to protect organizations from cyber threats and crime. We transform a reactive security model into a proactive, results-based model of protection. Fortalice Solutions, led by the first woman to serve as White House Chief Information Officer, Theresa Payton, is comprised of passionate practitioners who provide organizations with clarity of priority, approach, and security design.