Fugitive John McAfee’s location revealed by photo meta-data screw-up

Graham Cluley
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Do you understand the dangers of having geo-tagging enabled in photographs you take on your iPhone? The latest development in the ongoing media circus around John McAfee has highlighted the issue once more.

Like many others I’ve been following the bizarre story of John McAfee, who has been on the run from the Belize police since mid-November.

John McAfee, of course, founded the anti-virus company McAfee. And the authorities in Belize have named John McAfee as a “person of interest” after one of his neighbours was found shot dead.

Now, it’s important to underline that John McAfee, a pioneer in the anti-virus industry, has had nothing to do with the business since the 1990s.

One thing John McAfee remains, however, is a character.

He appears to have recently taken delight in keeping the world informed by blogging about his escapades, conducting media interviews, and even describing how he…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.