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Apple security flaw in wifi implementation
I'm not one to resend articles, but I'm going to make an exception here. I was listening to yesterday's episode of Security Now and Steve Gibson mentioned this article. A lot of times, these things are serious, but not really something I'd worry about in the short-term. This one has some serious potential though. I just thought I'd pass it along to this (and the security) list:
"An Ars[technical] story from earlier this month reported that iPhones expose the unique identifiers of recently accessed wireless routers, which generated no shortage of reader outrage. What possible justification does Apple have for building this leakage capability into its entire line of wireless products when smartphones, laptops, and tablets from competitors don't? And how is it that Google, Wigle.net, and others get away with publishing the MAC addresses of millions of wireless access devices and their precise geographic location?"
Because of AT$T’s new policy to screw over customers with UNLIMITED data plans, I’ve been leaving the wifi enabled on my iPhone. I’ll have to reconsider that now.
Cross-posted to the security list as well.