Hackers use new geo inference attacks to identify your exact location

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Minimalist, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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  2. RCGuy

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    Well, at least this verifies something that I saw on a TV show where a kid tracked down where his estranged father lived through an internet game they were playing. But I looked up whether someone could track you to your home address through internet hacking and the results that I got said no. But apparently the TV show knew more than what the internet search engines knew.
     
  3. MisterB

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    That depends entirely on what information you have and where it is on the internet. For some, a simple google search will give address and phone number. If it comes to "hacking" in a formal sense, anyplace you've registered your address would be vulnerable. That would include banks and government agencies.
     
  4. noone_particular

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    This attack appears to require mining the cache for data. Disabling the browser cache makes the attack impossible. They can't access what doesn't exist.
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Yes no cache - no data. Disabling or regularly deleting it would break this kind of attack.
     
  6. RCGuy

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    I forgot to reply to this before, but I was referring to when you don't have another person's name or identity, and only have like a person's screen name in a forum or a game room.
     
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