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Re: Geolocation Question
From: Dan Kaminsky <dan () doxpara com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:07:01 +0100

No, he uses an XSS against the router to pull its wireless MAC, and then
puts that into Firefox's location services API.  That bounces off various
wardriving sources and comes up with a latlong.

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:

On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 04:26:26 EST, "McGhee, Eddie" said:

I only have one question how does Google get the information of MAC
address's and locations.

I suspect it's a case of bad reporting and they confused MAC and IP
addresses:

"For now, it works only on FiOS routers supplied by Verizon, and then only
when
users are logged in to the device's administrative panel."

I'm guessing it works by poking the router, asking it what its upstream IP
address is, and then geolocating that.

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