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Old 04-20-11, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default iPhones Are Secretly Tracking You!

What Your iPhone Knows About You

Two researchers have uncovered a secret file on iPhones that keeps a record of where the phone has been and when it was there — a file that is unencrypted and stored by default.

The security experts, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, created a program that lets you see just what your phone knows of your whereabouts — and it’s a creepy sight. There’s no evidence that the file is transferred to Apple, but the maps produced by the program show details stretching back months.
“Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps,”
The researchers say the database is restored each time you back up your phone, and even if you switch to a new device. Any iPhone running the latest version of Apple Inc.’s iOS operating system, as well as any iPad 3G running that software, has the database on it, they say. The file is transferred to any computer synced to the phone or tablet, and it can be easily found by someone with access to one of those computers or the device itself.
If someone were to create and sell and app that disables this tracking software they would make a small fortune!
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