21 Apr '11, 3pm

How Apple tracks your location without you knowing - AsiaOne

How Apple tracks your location without you knowing - AsiaOne

IF YOU use an Apple iPhone or iPad, it is highly possible that you could be tracked almost anywhere in the world - and without your knowledge too. Two security researchers have discovered a simple way to map out where you've been using information from a location cache file found within your iPhone's backups on your Mac or PC. Because the files are not encrypted, it brings about serious privacy concerns and opens the door to physical and cyber security threat. In a published article in Ars Technica, researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden revealed their findings on Wednesday ahead of a conference taking place in San Francisco. They found out that the iPhone or 3G iPad, or any Apple product with 3G data access, are logging location data to a file called consolidated.db with latitude and longitude coordinates and a timestamp. RELATED STORIES Apple to begin shipping new iP...

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