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Re: [Full-disclosure] Geolocation Question

From: Dan Kaminsky <dan_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 22:14:36 GMT
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:12 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 23:07:01 +0100, Dan Kaminsky said:
> > 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.
>
> OK, so it only works against wireless routers that have been wardriven
> already. Makes you wonder what's on those Google Street-View trucks
> besides a camera. ;)
>

www.wigle.net and SkyHook have been doing this stuff for a while. Though I suppose there is that rule, "It's only creepy if Google does it"



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