Apple Discreetly Record iPhone and iPad 3G iOS 4 Users Location

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Apple is aware of the place you might be.&#a hundred and sixty;When you’ve got an iPhone and even an iPad 3G, Apple can hint with backup made ​​by way of iTunes.&#a hundred and sixty;And for the reason that launch of iOS four.zero.&#one hundred sixty;We owe this discovery to Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, two investigators.&#a hundred and sixty;They inform us that given that iOS four, a cookie tracks an intensive checklist of locations visited.&#one hundred sixty;


IPhone-Tracker

The iPhone / iPad records these places is a fact. But it is perhaps not the worst. Indeed, it appears that the file named " consolidated.db "is no less protected and encrypted. Hello privacy!

Consolidated.db file has no protection, you can easily access and read through various channels such as the implementation iPhone Tracker

This is a serious security problem known in forensic circles and now comes to light for anyone to access these data.

On the other hand, it is acknowledged that the data is not sent to Apple. They are stored locally on your computer. Although they are "reserved" to the user, they are quite detailed. We find that more accurate data on location as latitude and longitude are shown. The two researchers also giggle. Enough to play the private inspector to find, for example, a husband deceiving his wife.

Warden and Allan have created an application, only on Mac (yet?), Which will allow you to track your path through your backups. Something to remember his journey, if we try to look on the bright side of things. If you want to take a look, here's the direct link to the software in question, iPhone Tracker.

With iPhone Tracker can track the iPhone continuos location and latitude and longitude information by time.

Location data are based on triangulation of cell towers and GPS , information that previously only exclusive to mobile operators and accessible through legal mechanisms.


 

– It is recommended to backup with encryption iOS
– Not recommended for people unsure of your partner, not to unbelievers


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