Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MiFi router hacked to reveal user's location

A user of Novatel Wireless's MiFi ‘portable Wi-Fi' hotspot appears to have stumbled on a security flaw that could allow an outsider to work out a user's location without their knowledge.

According to Adam Baldwin of EvilPacket, the unit's built-in GPS interface can be hacked if an attacker can persuade a MiFi owner to visit a malicious site with the GPS turned on, thereby revealing the user's coordinates to the attacker.


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