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Post by espíritu del lago on Sun May 20, 2018 5:33 am

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But Xiao found a flaw that allowed him to bypass consent in just 15 minutes. “It would not take anyone with sufficient technical knowledge much time to find this,” he said. He wrote a script to exploit it.

“It was just surreal when I discovered this,” he said. Xiao’s research indicated that LocationSmart had offered the service since at least January 2017.

LocationSmart touts itself as the “world’s largest location-as-service company.” It says it obtains location information from all major U.S. and Canadian wireless companies, with 95 percent coverage."
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/18/website-flaw-exposed-most-u-s-cellphones-real-time-locations/
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