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Correct, reverse engineering the Find My protocol or intercepting & modifying the location API should let any half-competent hacker send bogus encrypted locations to Apple's database. What's the point though? You are just hampering with someone's effort to locate their lost device. Maybe you could steal multiple devices and purposefully spoof the location of your enemy's house, and the police will show up at their door to recover the stolen devices. Seems too high-effort for too little gain to me.



Also, in my experience, the police will not do that for you. My wife had her phone stolen from her and we were able to pinpoint the exact location and provide it to the police, they said they would not act on this information.

Just one small anecdote, but I can't imagine many departments taking it upon themselves to do so.


My wife had her phone stolen from her and we were able to pinpoint the exact location and provide it to the police, they said they would not act on this information.

Be sure to bring this up the next time the city asks for a tax increase for police funding.


To fund them more, so that they have the capacity to handle this type of request?




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