Friday, April 22, 2011

Your IPHONE is Tracking Your EVERY MOVE! Wherever you GO!

I have bad news for all IPHONE user because anywhere you go have been track and it is possible that someone have been watching you all along. Way back I know handphone can track whenever you go because people will bring their phone everywhere without them they can feel like dying. Here is one of the proof and actually handphone is tracking your every step for example you call someone or send SMS it already reveal where you are located.


A good EXAMPLE is like Global Positioning System(GPS)

2 of UK security researcher found out that IPHONE keep track whenever you go and actually it is saves in your phone in detail the purpose of it would be when you synchronized your phone with your PC the information would be sent to your computer. If you know where to find the file than you know what it is because the file contain the latitude and longitude where the phone have been and even record down your coordinates with timestamp.

If you are the unlucky one that your phone have been stolen you should be worry because they can dig your phone file and discover about where you have gone and it is easy to hack by using a simple program that you can find online. It can be good for example if your phone is stolen there can know it is your phone by checking the “SPECIAL FILE”


It is so easy to hacked into your phone and to know where you have been for this period of time. According to data scientist Warden and Alasdair Allan said that this kind of file only been found in IPHONE because Android phones couldn’t find this kind of code in the OS or the PHONE. It is unacceptable to people privacy just imagine someone know every step you go it is like someone is STALKING U. According to Warden and Alasdair said that the file will moved to your new device for example your old iphone 3 data  moved to an IPAD than moved back to your IPHONE 4. Scary BUT TRUE!!!! Apple can say that they may need your history of your location.

Even though your local mobile networks have your location whenever you go but the information is only for the POLICE and other organization. The ihpone keeping your data do not ask you that you agree it or not but Google there is. Both Warden and Allan have a web page which will answer your question about the file that is hiding in your phone and to check for themselves. Even Ipad with 3G would have in your computer itself so start now before it is too late.


If your IPHONE have been stolen and worst still have been jailbreak it is giving easier chances for them to get their hand to extract the file and it is possible too for people to get the data from your computer too even your computer is protected, there is file in your phone too so that don’t make much a different.


Here is how it would look like in this file it contain your location and time information that is used to mark on the map that second from the top.At first warden and allan do not know how much data was the file storing and when they found out the data frightened them.  It prove that APPLE do not really take their user privacy seriously and it is also AGAINST THE LAW.


But sadly term and condition when you agree to install the program have been stated so it is not wrong for them to do so and even you want to sue them you are wasting your time and money doing it.  According to their term and condition any data that is collected in form of anonymously and do not specify who you are and their purpose to do so is to improve their product in the future.



I remember back than Google was criticize about giving details about their contact location if I am not wrong was in 2009 or 2010. But Google said that it is the user choice to make it available for public or not. The one that I  remember would be Google would take your data through your WIFI even there is chances stealing your password and username. Google said that there is a van driving around to captures the street view pictures of the WORLD and on the same time captures Wi-Fi names and essential data.

*UPDATED 22 APRIL 2011 5.30 pm

HERE IS THE VIDEO TO PROOF IT!!! Interview with Pete  Warden and Alasdair Allan how they DISCOVER IT!!!


There is solution for this problem thanks to Ryan Petrich the person that have been creating jailbreak apps for you all. Ryan after knowing about it he created a jailbreak tweak called untracked meaning to untrack the IPHONE issues that have make people concern about their privacy and the apps would clean up all your location history data and on the same time it install a daemon program in the background for it continuous cleaning the data call consolidated.db file.

You can install it by going to Cydia by searching the apps untracked.

According to John Gruber says that”consolidated.db acts as a cache for location data, and that historical data should be getting culled but isn’t, either due to a bug or, more likely, an oversight. I.e. someone wrote the code to cache location data but never wrote code to cull non-recent entries from the cache, so that a database that’s meant to serve as a cache of your recent location data is instead a persistent log of your location history. I’d wager this gets fixed in the next iOS update.”

3 Lovely Comment:

Anna@ Turtle trading said...

Its a privacy issue, but also it can be used for something helpful in different circumstances. I don't have an iPhone, but I know people who use it really love it.

prasad said...

We need not to surprise now a days because today's technology is very advanced so we need to develop our technology with a rapid speed then all of us can enjoy with so many other features like this.

Jimmy T said...

Anna@ Yup there is good and bad about the thing! Yup people love IPHONE so much when i try it i love Iphone so much but i do not own a IPHONE

Prasad@ Yup possiblity they design it for SAFETY when your PHONE is lost they can trace back by doing so