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Your Android phone is a SNITCH: Wi-Fi bug makes you easy to track

2014/07/03

The Register - (International) Researchers with the Electronic Frontier Foundation found that Android devices running Android 3.1 and later may disclose the 15 most recent WiFi networks a user connected to, potentially compromising privacy by allowing attackers to discern a user's movements or identity. The issue is present on some Android devices but not others, and is also present on all OS X laptops and some Windows 7 laptops.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/03/eff_android_wifi_tracking_bug/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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