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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:07 PM

FCC investigates site that let most US mobile phones' location be exposed
Wyden: mobile phone companies', contractors' view of security is "negligent."

Cyrus Farivar - May 19, 2018 3:15 pm UTC

The Federal Communications Commission has taken preliminary steps to examine the actions of LocationSmart, a southern California company that has suddenly found itself under intense public and government scrutiny for allowing most American cell phones’ locations to be easily accessed.

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https://arstechnica....ion-be-exposed/

 



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:23 PM

An additional article:

 

Accessing Cell Phone Location Information

The New York Times is reporting about a company called Securus Technologies that gives police the ability to track cell phone locations without a warrant:

Pelase read the related article at:
https://www.schneier...sing_cell_.html


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

And another related article about:

 

Website leaked real-time location of most US cell phones to almost anyone
Easily found bug in free demo let visitors track phones from four top US carriers.

Dan Goodin - May 17, 2018 9:20 pm UTC

A little-known service has been leaking the real-time locations of US cell phone users to anyone who takes the time to exploit an easily spotted bug in a free trial feature, security news site KrebsOnSecurity reported Thursday.
LocationSmart, as the service is known, identifies the locations of phones connected to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, often to an accuracy of a few hundred yards, reporter Brian Krebs said.

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https://arstechnica....sword-required/


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:03 PM

Please see the related articlle of Brain Krebs, Krebs on Security in addition too:

 

https://krebsonsecur...a-its-web-site/