Plenty of people are familiar with the dangers which can be associated with sharing your location online – whether it be by Twitter updates (“I’m at Heathrow airport, Terminal 3, waiting to go on two week’s holiday..”), Foursquare (“I just ousted @gcluley as the mayor of Sophos on @foursquare!”) and the newly launched Facebook Places.
But a new website called I Can Stalk U demonstrates how easy it is to unwittingly reveal your location – just by sharing a digital photo from your smartphone.
Many people may be unaware that lots of smart phones geo-tag photos that they take with information about where they were taken. The location data isn’t visible to the naked eye in the photo, it’s embedded as encoded meta-data inside the picture, alongside information about what type of camera was used, camera settings,…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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