Mobile devices allow transmitting user location information to third parties
The results of the study conducted by Dognaedis are very clear regarding the ability of mobile devices to transmit inadvertently our location.From those captured devices more than 2296 were vulnerable to the transmission of information to third parties such as the user location.
The project named I Can Track You was developed under the spectrum of Dognaedis' work, an Information Security Company from Coimbra and analyzed the behavior of almost 9000 mobile devices connected to public wireless networks.
Due to these results the investigator Miguel Veiga recommends users to be more careful and pay more attention to the networks they connect themselves to and to turn on the Wi-Fi on their mobile devices only when strictly necessary.
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