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Killexams : RSA: NSA Testing Motorola Android Smartphones for Top-Secret Calls

Who says Android is the most insecure mobile OS around? Not the National Security Agency, which is conducting a pilot of 100 Motorola smartphones running the Android OS that it says are already good enough for its employees to make top-secret and classified phone calls from the field.

"There are vulnerabilities in every OS," said Margaret Salter, a technical director in the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), during a talk Wednesday morning at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. "The beauty of our strategy is that we looked at all of the components, and then took stuff out of the (Android) OS we didn't need. This makes the attack surface very small."

Other U.S. government agencies such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are dumping Blackberries for iPhones.

For the NSA, the open-source nature of Android tipped the balance in its favor. "It's not because iOS was lousy, no. It's because of certain controls we needed. We were able to make some modifications to Android. Android had that freedom," she said. Does that mean the NSA is wedded to the Google OS? "It's not our intention to use only Android."

Since the NSA's founding in 1952, the IDA had been the sole creator of proprietary equipment used by U.S. Government agents for secure communications. The disadvantage of this approach was that it was more expensive, "took us years to approve a device," said Salter, and also resulted in gear that "though incredibly secure, was not incredibly easy to use."

The Android smartphone pilot, nicknamed Project Fishbowl, is part of the IAD's move away from GOTS (Government-Off-The-Shelf) technology towards best-of-breed COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) gear that the IAD will customize and integrate.

Salter didn't disclose which Motorola model the NSA is testing. But it is likely to be one of Motorola's Business Ready Smartphones, most of which come securable with Sybase's Afaria.

The NSA's aim is to make its secure mobile phones as easy to use as regular consumer smartphones, and the overall architecture easy to upgrade.

"If some part of the architecture is not working the way we want, we have to be able to switch it out and plop a new box," she said.

(The slide above is from Salter's presentation. You can download the entire deck here.)

But the IAD's attempts "to go shopping" for such technology were severely hampered by a lack of interoperability with encryption and other security technologies.

"We wanted everything to be plug and play. And. That. Was. Hard," Salter said. That forced the NSA in some instances, when choosing software, to sacrifice performance in favor of broader support.

She urged vendors interested in supplying the NSA to visit www.nsa.gov/ia/programs, where they can view the NSA's requirements. "We need a partnership with industry," she said.

To cloak the voice calls, the NSA uses two independent layers of encryption, one at the VoIP layer, and the other at the VPN layer. The NSA "put a big X through an SSL VPN client" because, according to Salter, "there is no such thing as an SSL interoperable VPN standard."

Moreover, all voice calls using the Android phones are routed through the NSA's servers. That helps secure the calls so that the phones can be used with any carrier.

The final layers of security include a pair of authentication certificates residing on the handsets, as well as requiring users to log-in with a password before they can use the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) server. This gives the NSA "good assurance to know who are the users," she said.

Doubly encrypting the calls plus the extra routing did make it initially hard to maintain good voice quality, said Salter. But as of today, there "is only a little bit of delay" in the calls. "You'd only notice it if you were in the same room as the caller and could see his lips moving. But I hope you're not using our phone in that context."

Using the phones overseas does add "some risk, but we also believe that we've spent a lot of effort to completely minimize this risk," Salter said, without going into details. "We actually have more trouble getting the phones to run in certain countries."

With the NSA satisfied with Fishbowl's handling of voice calls, Salter is already looking forward to testing the use of the phones to send and receive data and also do other forms of Unified Communications. Plans are to keep most data on the server.

To harden the handsets, the NSA had "to make changes to the key store" as well as "make a police app that keeps an eye on everything," Salter said.

Other than that, the NSA hasn't built any apps yet, said Salter. The Department of Defense's IT branch, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), may both emulate the NSA pilot and build apps that the NSA could leverage, she said. If so, those apps would be deployed through an internal Enterprise App Store.

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Killexams : Driving testers raised concerns after RSA allowed cars without valid NCT to be used for test Photo from the RSA website. Photo from the RSA website.

DRIVING TESTERS RAISED concerns they were being put at risk after the Road Safety Authority (RSA) changed rules to allow cars without a valid NCT to be used during a driving test.

The RSA temporarily relaxed rules around the obligation to have an up-to-date NCT because of long delays for motorists in getting an appointment to have their cars checked.

However, a union representing driver testers said the proposed changes presented a “serious health and safety concern” for their members.

In one email last October, they said they needed much more detail on what was being planned saying “the priority must be the health and safety of testers”.

In later correspondence with the RSA in November, a Fórsa representative said they continued to be thinking about the “potential risk” to driver testers from non-NCT’d cars.

A letter said: “Fórsa are advising our driver tester members to adhere to the RSA protocol that all vehicles presented for a driving test must display a valid NCT disk.

“RSA circulars set out the position on the necessity to have a valid NCT disk. This is a serious health and safety concern for Fórsa and our Fórsa driver tester members.”

In response, the RSA said the union could rest assured that the “health and safety” of staff members was a “key factor” in any decision-making process.

An updated internal risk register said the changes were being made because of significant delays for motorists in getting an NCT test.

It said they had been told by Gardaí that they would not be penalising drivers who did not have a current valid NCT disc while Insurance Ireland were also taking this “pragmatic and understanding approach”.

The RSA said they would adapt the same position but that it would only cover cars where the NCT was less than three months out of date.

The risk register said the chances of a car not being roadworthy at the time of a test was an “unknown” anyway depending on when the NCT had taken place.

The risk register said: “In the case of a vehicle with a valid NCT disc which may be reaching the expiry date, this means that the roadworthiness test was conducted almost one or two years ago, so an element of risk of vehicle roadworthiness still prevails and is unknown at the time of test.”

It said staff could continue to rely on visual inspections of the vehicle prior to testing to assess any sign of malfunction including suspension failure, fumes in the cabin, loss of power, or other obvious issues.

“If a defect is identified, the test will not proceed,” said the risk register. It said testers could also check the NCT app to be sure the three-month window had not passed.

However, the risk register concluded that there remained a “medium” risk from the proposed changes in the event of injury during a road traffic accident.

In correspondence with Fórsa, the RSA also made assurances they were doing everything they could to cut NCT waiting times.

They said: “[We] continue on a weekly basis to have calls with [the NCT provider] to ensure there is no loss of momentum in getting our services back to the service levels agreed.”

A spokesman for the Road Safety Authority said there was a responsibility on motorists to ensure their car was always in roadworthy condition when driving.

He said: “At the start of a driving test, as part of the insurance declaration, all candidates are required to formally to confirm that their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before the driving test can commence.

“Driver testers also conduct visual inspections before the driving test to check lights, indicators, brake lights etc. The policy only allows for an NCT certificate that has expired within three months of the driving test date and the candidate must show evidence of an imminent NCT test appointment.”

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Killexams : RSA’s demise from quantum attacks is very much exaggerated, expert says
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Three weeks ago, panic swept across some corners of the security world after researchers discovered a breakthrough that, at long last, put the cracking of the widely used RSA encryption scheme within reach by using quantum computing.

Scientists and cryptographers have known for two decades that a factorization method known as Shor’s algorithm makes it theoretically possible for a quantum computer with sufficient resources to break RSA. That’s because the secret prime numbers that underpin the security of an RSA key are easy to calculate using Shor’s algorithm. Computing the same primes using classical computing takes billions of years.

The only thing holding back this doomsday scenario is the massive amount of computing resources required for Shor’s algorithm to break RSA keys of sufficient size. The current estimate is that breaking a 1,024-bit or 2,048-bit RSA key requires a quantum computer with vast resources. Specifically, those resources are about 20 million qubits and about eight hours of them running in superposition. (A qubit is a basic unit of quantum computing, analogous to the binary bit in classical computing. But whereas a classic binary bit can represent only a single binary value such as a 0 or 1, a qubit is represented by a superposition of multiple possible states.)

The paper, published three weeks ago by a team of researchers in China, reported finding a factorization method that could break a 2,048-bit RSA key using a quantum system with just 372 qubits when it operated using thousands of operation steps. The finding, if true, would have meant that the fall of RSA encryption to quantum computing could come much sooner than most people believed.

RSA’s demise is greatly exaggerated

At the Enigma 2023 Conference in Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday, computer scientist and security and privacy expert Simson Garfinkel assured researchers that the demise of RSA was greatly exaggerated. For the time being, he said, quantum computing has few, if any, practical applications.

“In the near term, quantum computers are good for one thing, and that is getting papers published in prestigious journals,” Garfinkel, co-author with Chris Hoofnagle of the 2021 book Law and Policy for the Quantum Age, told the audience. “The second thing they are reasonably good at, but we don’t know for how much longer, is they’re reasonably good at getting funding.”

Even when quantum computing becomes advanced enough to provide useful applications, the applications are likely for simulating physics and chemistry, and performing computer optimizations that don’t work well with classical computing. Garfinkel said that the dearth of useful applications in the foreseeable future might bring on a “quantum winter,” similar to the multiple rounds of artificial intelligence winters before AI finally took off.

The problem with the paper published earlier this month was its reliance on Schnorr's algorithm (not to be confused with Shor’s algorithm), which was developed in 1994. Schnorr’s algorithm is a classical computation based on lattices, which are mathematical structures that have many applications in constructive cryptography and cryptanalysis. The authors who devised Schnorr’s algorithm said it could enhance the use of the heuristic quantum optimization method called QAOA.

Within short order, a host of researchers pointed out fatal flaws in Schnorr’s algorithm that have all but debunked it. Specifically, critics said there was no evidence supporting the authors’ claims of Schnorr’s algorithm achieving polynomial time, as opposed to the exponential time achieved with classical algorithms.

The research paper from three weeks ago seemed to take Schnorr's algorithm at face value. Even when it’s supposedly enhanced using QAOA—something there’s currently no support for—it’s questionable whether it provides any performance boost.

“All told, this is one of the most actively misleading quantum computing papers I’ve seen in 25 years, and I’ve seen … many,” Scott Aaronson, a computer scientist at the University of Texas at Austin and director of its Quantum Information Center, wrote. “Having said that, this actually isn’t the first time I’ve encountered the strange idea that the exponential quantum speedup for factoring integers, which we know about from Shor’s algorithm, should somehow ‘rub off’ onto quantum optimization heuristics that embody none of the actual insights of Shor’s algorithm, as if by sympathetic magic.”

In geological time, yes; in our lifetime, no

On Tuesday, Japanese technology company Fujitsu published a press release that provided further reassurance that the cryptocalypse isn't nigh. Fujitsu researchers, the press release claimed, found that cracking an RSA key would require a fault-tolerant quantum computer with a scale of roughly 10,000 qubits and 2.23 trillion quantum gates, and even then, the computation would require about 104 days.

Attempts to obtain the research weren’t immediately successful, and Fujitsu researchers weren’t available by this story's publication. That makes it impossible for fellow researchers to know precisely what the findings are or how significant they are.

“For example, when [the Fujitsu researchers] say 10,000 qubits in the press release, do they mean logical or physical qubits?” Samuel Jaques, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, wrote in an email. “In my view, the best estimate for quantum factoring is still [Craig] Gidney and [Martin] Ekerå from 2020, who estimate that factoring RSA-2048 would need 20 million physical qubits and 8 hours. If Fujitsu's result drops the physical qubit count from 20 million to 10,000, that's a huge breakthrough; if instead they need 10,000 logical qubits, then that's much more than Gidney and Ekerå so I would need to check carefully to see why.”

Update: In an email sent after this post went live, one of the Fujitsu researchers, Tetsuya Izu, senior director of data & security research, wrote:

During the trials, we used a Shor’s algorithm and created a program to generate quantum circuits. As a next step, we used this program to generate quantum circuits for composite numbers of 9 bits and smaller, and checked actual operations (integer factorization). We then evaluated the necessary computational resources of the above mentioned quantum circuits and made estimations for the case of integer factorization of 2,048 bits composite numbers. For this reason, our estimation also uses logical qubits. We are still finalizing the research paper and unfortunately cannot provide it today. We will share the paper with you as soon as it is available.

That leads us back to the Enigma Conference and Garfinkel, who, like Jaques, said the Gidney and Ekerå findings are the best-known estimate for the breaking of RSA. Asked to respond to the oft-repeated statement that humanity is at the precipice of a large quantum computer, Garfinkel responded:

“If by large-scale you mean something that’s big enough to crack an RSA key, what do you mean humanity is on the precipice? In geological time we certainly are. In terms of the duration of the republic, sure. But in our lifetimes?”

Even when the day comes that there’s a quantum computer with the power envisioned by Gidney and Ekerå, the notion that RSA will fall in one stroke is misleading. That’s because it would take this 20 million-qubit quantum system eight hours in constant superposition to crack a single encryption key. That would certainly be catastrophic since someone might be able to use the capability to cryptographically sign malicious updates with a Microsoft or Apple key and distribute them to millions of people.

But even then, the scenario that nation-states are storing all encrypted communications in a database and will decrypt them all in bulk once a quantum computer becomes available is unrealistic, given the number of keys and the resources required to crack them all.

Over the past five years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has run a search for new cryptographic algorithms that aren’t vulnerable to Shor’s algorithm. The process is far from finished. Last year, a candidate that had made it to the fourth round was taken out of the running after it fell to an attack that used only classical computing.

Once a post-quantum replacement is named, Garfinkel warned, “There’s going to be this mad rush to sell new things to the government so the government can immediately adopt these new algorithms. There’s just so much money to be made selling things to the government.”

Despite his insistence that the world is still decades away from being able to crack an RSA key, Garfinkel left himself wiggle room. At the same time, he said too many people focus on the risk posed by Shor’s algorithm without considering the possibility that RSA could just as easily fall from other factorization attacks posed by classical computers.

“If I was at CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency], I wouldn’t feel the need to say, ‘Don’t worry, it’s decades away’ only to risk the entire security of the United States,” he said. “But maybe we shouldn’t be moving to just post-quantum algorithms. Maybe we should be using the post-quantum algorithms and RSA in parallel because there might be a problem with the post-quantum algorithms.”

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Killexams : Louth SF TD states Government and RSA need to get their acts together on NCT tests

Sinn Féin TD for Louth and East Meath Imelda Munster has called on the Tánaiste to address the ongoing backlog for NCT tests in the Drogheda area.

peaking in the Dáil Deputy Munster said “This government says that the average waiting time for an NCT test should be 12 Days.

“In reality, 60% of NCT centres have no test appointment available within the next five months.”

“As of last week, nine testing sites had no appointment available until August, and Drogheda is one of them.

“I raised the waiting time for an NCT test in the Drogheda testing centre last year when the wait time for an NCT test was 6 months and now that has stretched out even further to 7 months”

“It’s worse it’s getting instead of improving,” she said.

“Because of the long wait times peoples’ certificates of road worthiness are going out of date. A constituent called me recently who booked her NCT in Drogheda on October 30th last year and her test is set for 29 May 2023.”

“She is thinking because her insurance company told her that she is not fully covered for every scenario without her NCT.

“She and everyone else who is left without a certificate of road worthiness because of these long waiting times are at risk of getting a €60 fine and 3 penalty points on their licence.

“And to add insult to injury the RSA admitted that no customers have been given a free test despite a promise in the NCT Customer Charter.

“I’ve stated it loud and clear, on the record, that all NCT Centres but especially Drogheda and the others that have a 7-month waiting time need to be given the resources to clear the backlog”

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Killexams : Almost 50k Learner drivers to wait 19 weeks for a test, says RSA © Alamy Stock Photo

THE CEO OF the Road Safety Authority told the Oireachtas Transport committee that there are currently 47,364 learners waiting to sit a driving test and a 19-week national average waiting time for an appointment.

Sam Waide said this morning that the RSA’s target waiting time is 10 weeks and that the group is currently providing an average of 4,000 tests per week, up from 3,000 in October 2022.

“However the resource level is not enough, the current staffing level will neither reduce the backlog of driving tests nor will it meet the projected future demands for the service based on the learner permit demand,” he said.

Waide said beyond 2023/24 the RSA projects that a permanent pool of 170 testers will be required to meet estimated future demand.

“The message I wish to tell our customers is we are doing everything we can to return the services to normal,” he said.

Waide and a representative from an NCT services contractor also addressed the lengthy waiting times facing drivers getting their NCT.

The average wait between booking an appointment and the next available appointment date is currently 27 days, compared to a pre-pandemic average of 12 days, the RSA has confirmed.

Data from December 2022 compiled by the National Car Testing Service showed that Kells in County Meath had the longest wait time of any NCT centre, at 42 days.

Waide apologised for the inconvenience these protracted wait times have caused drivers.

The service is currently provided at 49 test centres nationwide under a contract awarded to Applus Inspection Services Ireland Ltd. The deal is set to run until June 2030.

Applus’s country representative for Ireland, Mark Synnott, also spoke to the committee.

Over 35,000 tests per week are currently being carried out according to the latest data on NCTs – that is up from 28,000 average in the last three months of 2022. However, there are approximately 375,000 vehicles overdue with their NCT.

This is 170,000 above the norm for this time of year, Waide said.

“Covid caused significant staff absenteeism levels at test centres and in the call centre,” he said.

“There were also very high levels of customer no-shows and late cancellations, reduced availability of new cars has meant there are more older cars in the Irish fleet. 

Synnott addressed the pandemic’s impact on staffing within the industry, as well as the actions taken by Applus to rectify the current NCT delays.

In his opening statement, Synnott said that 2,500 vehicles do not show up for their appointment each week and a further 1,000 cancel just before the test.

That’s a combined 3,500 vehicles each and every week foregoing their appointment and looking for a new one.”

He also explained how vehicles tend to be registered in the first few months of each year, meaning that quarter one of any year will have the largest demand for testing.

Synnott added that the NCTS managed this demand surge from 2016 to 2020 by proactively getting ahead of the demand curve but have been behind that curve and struggling to catch-up since the pandemic.

The beginning of 2022 saw a significant amount of Covid-19 transmission, which led to disruption in testing and caused a significant knock-on effect, increasing wait times, he told the committee.

According to Applus, 113 inspectors left the company during or after the pandemic, while the number of vehicles that required testing increased significantly.

However the company has since hired 124 new inspectors, including 44 recruited from the Philippines, the Applus representative explained. The company says it now employs the highest volumes of vehicle inspectors in the history of the NCTS.

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If you're looking to invest in a new piece of luggage for the new year, you have a lot of options. While some people may prefer pricier polycarbonate luggage or aluminum luggage, like Rimowa's luxury grooved options, many shoppers opt for softside luggage. Made with materials such as polyester and woven nylon, soft-sided luggage provides decent protection at a much more affordable price.

Here are some of the best soft-sided luggage options available online, based on user reviews and CBS Essentials testing. 

Top products in this article:

Best soft luggage on a budget: 24" Samsonite Bartlett medium checked suitcase, $130

Best soft luggage value: 29" Travelpro Platinum Elite spinner (black), $400 (reduced from $470)

Most splurge-worthy soft-sided luggage: Briggs & Riley Baseline, $700

Softside luggage vs. Hardside luggage: How to choose

Should you buy a softside suitcase or a hardside one in 2023? While both types made our best luggage of 2023 list, it all comes down to personal preference.

Hard-sided suitcases offer more protection for breakables. If you're only traveling only clothes and other non-fragile items, soft-sided luggage offers more deliver while packing.

Price is a major factor, too. Hardside luggage tends to be more expensive than nylon softside luggage. That said, there are plenty of budget hardside options, and plenty of high-end softside luggage options made from leather and other premium materials.

One con to soft-sided luggage: Their fabric can be prone to tearing. That's why we think it's important to choose a well-constructed, well-reviewed suitcase.

The best soft-sided luggage of 2023

We rounded up some of the most highly rated softside duffles, carry-on and checked bag options from brands like Samsonite, Travelpro, Hartmann, Delsey, Briggs & Riley, Ghurka, Filson and SwissGear. 

Travelpro Platinum Elite 


Available in two checked sizes, 25 inches and 29 inches, the Travelpro Platinum Elite spinner has a luxury look. Constructed out of a stain-resistant fabric with stylish leather accents, the Platinum Elite features an internal tie-down system, a built-in foldable suiter, and a removable, TSA-compliant wet pocket for toiletries.

Need more room? The suitcase also boasts a tapered expansion, offering an extra two inches when needed. Prices vary by color. 

29" Travelpro Platinum Elite spinner (black), $400 (reduced from $470)

Travelpro Maxlite 5


A less expensive (but highly rated) option from Travelpro, the ultra-lightweight Maxlight 5 offers a smooth ride on four spinner wheels and expanding capability (up to two inches) for when you need extra space. Available in two carry-on and two checked sizes, and in a variety of colors. 

21" Travelpro Maxlite 5 (blue), $170

Samsonite Bartlett medium check-in spinner


The soft-sided Bartlett is one of Samsonite's most affordable suitcases -- and one of its bestselling suitcases, too. The polyester, soft-shell suitcase features multi-directional spinner wheels, a retractable handle and interior organizational pockets.

On sale for just $100, it's a terrific value.

24" Samsonite Bartlett medium checked suitcase, $130

Briggs & Riley Baseline

Briggs & Riley

The Briggs & Riley Baseline is one of the sleekest and most luxurious soft-sided suitcases you can get on Amazon. It features shock-absorbing spinner wheels, a one-touch expansion system and a tri-fold garment folder that holds up to two suits without wrinkling. The bag also boasts a power pocket for storing a battery pack. and shock-absorbing spinner wheels for gliding through the airport.

Available in a bunch of sizes, the suitcases come with straps so you can stack and secure them together for easy transport. Get the carry-on spinner for $35 off by clicking on the Amazon coupon. 

Briggs & Riley Baseline, $700

Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97


Want to invest in a classic, leather carry-on? The luxurious Ghurka Cavalier comes in three sizes and color options (walnut, chestnut and black). Get it monogrammed for an extra $40, or add a brass luggage tag for $195. 

Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97, $1,995

SwissGear Sion


Travelers on a budget should check out the SwissGear Sion, a highly rated softside suitcase. The no-frills model offers multiple front pockets to stash travel documents, a telescopic handle and spinner wheels. Available as a carry-on, in two checked sizes and in several colors. 

29" SwissGear Sion checked, $128

Hartmann Ratio Classic Deluxe 2


Hartmann, a luggage company since 1877, has upgraded its trademark look with the Ratio Classic Deluxe 2 collection. Crafted out of ballistic nylon and trimmed with leather, the Ratio Classic Deluxe 2 offers neutral elegance with modern features like TSA locks, a 12-position contoured telescopic handle and a smooth wheel system. Some sizes even come equipped with USB ports. 

Hartmann Ratio Classic Deluxe 2, $397 and up (reduced from $660 and up)

Filson small duffle bag


Rugged luxury brand Filson makes an impressive line of duffel bags. Constructed of heavy-duty, industrial-strength twill and waxed to prevent abrasion and to wick water, the bag protects your valuables, even when exposed to the elements. Durable bridle leather handles, straps and accents, plus solid brass hardware, add a refined touch.

Filson small duffel, $475

Best way to find lost luggage: Apple AirTags

If you're shopping for piece of luggage, you'll want to take extra care protecting your investment from loss or theft. One of the best ways to find lost or stolen luggage is with an Apple AirTag. (We recommend hiding the AirTag inside your luggage so thieves don't know it's there.)

Apple AirTag
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Stolen or lost luggage is an increasingly common complaint for air travelers. Apple AirTags will keep track of your bag's location as it makes its way through the airport, and can help you find a lost suitcase, or at least narrow its location to a specific lost-and-found or storage area.

(For more about how Apple AirTags work, check out our article Apple AirTags: How to find your lost or stolen luggage.)

Apple AirTags (4 pack), $99

You'll get the best per-AirTag price when you buy a four pack. But if you need only one, single Apple AirTags are available.

Apple AirTag, $29

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