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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Geolocating with Samy Kamkar... Uh Oh.

This would be scarey wouldn't it...

  • You Visit a website - you don't fill in any forms, just browse
  • The Website owner knocks on your front door

Is that even possible?   You betcha....  basically it's like this:

  • You visit a website
  • The website pokes at your network to find your Broadband router
  • Once it finds your router, if finds your MAC address
  • Once it finds your MAC address is can query Google's Streetview database and that will give you the triangulated coordinates...... in his example to within 30 feet!!!!!!

Be afraid.... be very afraid....

 

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