Android Bug Allows Geolocation of Users

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Researchers have discovered a weakness in all version of Android except 9, the most recent release, that can allow an attacker to gather sensitive information such as the MAC address and BSSID name and pinpoint the location of an affected device.



The vulnerability is a result of the way that Android broadcasts device information to apps installed on a device. The operating system uses a mechanism known as an intent to send out information between processes or applications, and some of the information about the device’s WiFi network interface sent via a pair of intents can be used by an attacker to track a device closely.

Android Bug Allows Geolocation of Users
 
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