Posts Tagged ‘geo-location’

Facebook – Nowhere to hide

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I imagine that burglars will find Facebook’s new geo-location feature pretty darned useful!

While most internet users believe they are entitled to privacy, others think being online means sharing every intimate detail

The biggest threat to Facebook, Twitter and all the other stellar names in the social-media industry does not come from some ruthlessly hungry startup or a foreign dictatorship. No, it comes from the social-media industry itself. At least, that seems to be the most plausible interpretation of Facebook’s latest scheme, unveiled this week.

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The web attack that leads hackers straight to your home

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Great, just great … as if I didn’t have enough to worry about already.

Is it possible, is there such a thing as an attack that can tell a hacker where you live?  The BBC has revealed that a specially booby-trapped website can tell a hacker where you are to only a few metres.

The attack was dreamt up by security expert Sam Kamkar who demonstrated at the Black Hat hackers conference a website exploiting common shortcomings in a router to reveal it’s real-world location.

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