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Re: [Full-disclosure] Geolocation Question

From: Dan Kaminsky <dan_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 16:45:07 GMT
To: "McGhee, Eddie" <Eddie.McGhee@ncr.com>


They're using wardriving. See www.wigle.net or skyhook.

On Jan 7, 2010, at 10:26 AM, "McGhee, Eddie" <Eddie.McGhee@ncr.com> wrote:

> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/05/geo_location_stealing_hack/
>
> I am sure most of you would have seen this yesterday at some point.
>
> I only have one question how does Google get the information of MAC
> address's and locations.
>
> I change my MAC quite a lot on my router when needing a new IP
> address if mitigating any attacks etc so does the ISP share this
> info with Google?
>
> Isn't that a breach of privacy laws if this is the case?
>
> If it is not the case then how does it pinpoint locations via MAC
> address? Bearing in mind ARP is a non routable protocol..
>
> p.s this worked for me and my friend around 1 mile away and the
> accuracy was perfect!! I would got to say it got my house and
> friends by 10 metres max! My other friend same ISP maybe 2-3 miles
> away shows nothing from his MAC.
>
> Cheers!
>
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