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Re: Geolocation Question
From: Dan Kaminsky <dan () doxpara com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:14:36 +0100

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:12 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:

On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 23:07:01 +0100, Dan Kaminsky said:
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.

OK, so it only works against wireless routers that have been wardriven
already.  Makes you wonder what's on those Google Street-View trucks
besides a camera. ;)

www.wigle.net and SkyHook have been doing this stuff for a while.  Though I
suppose there is that rule, "It's only creepy if Google does it"
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