Last month The Washington Post revealed how potentially easy it could be for someone to stalk another person. Thankfully, a recent update, as reported by CNET, looks to address the potential problem by shortening and randomizing the window in which the AirTag will sound an alert.
Upon their initial release, AirTags separated from their owners would automatically emit an alert sound after about three days—good for lost keys, less good for a planted tracker. With this new update, which is available now, the AirTag will instead randomly sound its alert within eight to 24 hours. This notifies unknowing AirTag carriers of the device much sooner, and hopefully will do a better job of discouraging their misuse.