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No, he uses an XSS against the router to pull its wireless MAC, and then puts that into Firefox's location services API. That bounces off various wardriving sources and comes up with a latlong.
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 04:26:26 EST, "McGhee, Eddie" said:
> > I only have one question how does Google get the information of MAC
> address's and locations.
> I suspect it's a case of bad reporting and they confused MAC and IP
> "For now, it works only on FiOS routers supplied by Verizon, and then only
> users are logged in to the device's administrative panel."
> I'm guessing it works by poking the router, asking it what its upstream IP
> address is, and then geolocating that.
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