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iPhone Tracking

Some time ago, a security researcher, Alex Levinson, found out the iPhone was keeping a SQLite database of the iPhone's location (wifi-based location, cell-based or GPS) and a few other information. The file, located in /private/var/root/Library/Caches/locationd/consolidated.db, is easily accessible on jailbroken phones (ssh or any file transfer tool) and readable by any SQLite3 tool. This issue has recently re-surfaced as two researchers, Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, wrote a MacOS tool to generate maps from the locations recorded in that database,...

By Axelle ApvrilleApril 21, 2011