Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wi-Fi location information: Microsoft knows where you've been,

First Apple, then Google, now Microsoft, with a U.S. scientist denounces that bypasses the Windows group to relax with the location data from wireless routers. Also data from cell phones and laptops are recorded accordingly - that makes possible the tracking of individual devices. Microsoft wants to make its users to self-discovery easier.

Actually a nice train would be the company it does not seem too far gone. In order to enable mobile devices to determine the position even without GPS, the company has built a worldwide database with the location data from wireless hotspots. The devices can use in order to locate itself, at least approximately.

A useful service, which unfortunately has one flaw: a U.S. researcher, according to Microsoft collects too much data and it is accessible to anyone online. The defect was discovered by Elie Bursztein Stanford Security Laboratory. Hat computer security conference on the Black, on 3 August in Las Vegas begins to show he wants, how to deal with its open-source program OWAD (Offline Windows Analyzer and Data Extractor) can enhance the data being discarded Windows hard disks to store passwords and usage habits to determine the former users.

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