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Questions tagged [geolocation]

Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object

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Verifying customer check in

I have created a customer loyalty and reward app that works in a very simple manner. We supply cafes etc. with a printed QR code which the customers scan on each visit, using the app. Upon completing ...
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Can someone get my home address if I click on a link to a IP logger?

So I was going through my email and accidentally clicked on a suspicious link. It was a quickmessage.io link, which I had no clue what it was. When I clicked on it, my anti-virus came up and blocked ...
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Should I block a user from using banking app if they fake the location?

I was wondering if this could be a security issue for banking application and if so, why? What are the risks if I allow it?
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Is there a way to fool google with wrong location information [closed]

Google maps tracks our mobile location accurately using multiple ways: gps, cellular network, nearby wifi networks etc. It knows the hotels, banks and other places I have been to. Recently, when I ...
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How can a major UK website detect usage of a UK VPN on an incognito tab outside the UK?

This applies to any country, but here's some context: Website: BBC iPlayer (a major UK streaming website, registration mandatory) Server: Linode, London data centre VPN: SoftEther on HTTPS port 443 ...
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Can location/owner of mobile phone be identified

Let's say someone uses GSM network mobile phone to pursue his/her online activities on social networking platforms. The mobile phone is Android and all online activities are done through a VPN tunnel (...
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Can a forensic exam find an image's geographic metadata after geotagging was disabled?

We recently did a lab in my computer forensics class where we analyzed images of a suspect's phone, and used the metadata of the photos found therein to show he was in the vicinity of where a crime ...
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How would the identity of a company be discovered through banner ads?

Our company has started researching using a new tech. We started seeing banner ads for a consulting company "with expertise in" this new tech. The recently we had a call from someone representing ...
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Is IP geolocation threat intelligence?

If the suppliers of your business are all located in North America, but your supplier web portal suddenly receives a lot of traffic from elsewhere, you should investigate. Therefore, IP geolocation ...
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When it is possible to locate/trace SMS sender?

I have read this question (which is closed) and already answered. Quoting the answer: There is no location transmitted within a normal SMS message (unless added by the author) so as the ...
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Can my employer track everything in my mobile even i disconnected my wifi connection?

Can my employer track everything in my mobile? I am always connected to wifi while working but disconnect it always after going home. We have an ID whenever we were connected to wifi. Also i ...
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How does DuckDuckGo know my native language even though I am using a VPN in a country with a different language?

I recently started using a VPN and I've felt more comfortable browsing the Internet. My VPN allows me to select another country through which my traffic is routed to make it appear I'm located in that ...
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Can I know who tried to login to my Google account?

I recevied a notification that someone tried to access my Google account and it was denied, so i quickly changed the password. Google tells me the IP number in the notification and a location. I ...
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Can my location be tracked trough WiFI ? [closed]

Let's say hypothetically that I'm sitting at home and have a big WiFi Antena that is catching the local Caffe Wifi about 500m from me. I'm using TOR Browser for my internet search and XMPP for my ...
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What threat model implies any benefit to drug dealers using candy bar dumb phones for business with iPhones for personal use?

I mean if law enforcement or other state actors are surveiling their comms, it makes sense to have it be anonymous, but I just saw a guy who was obviously a drug dealer in the underground with an ...
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Find IM user location via netstat?

I got sent an article today (http://hakerin.com/facebook-user-location-finder-noobs/). With the click-bait title "Facebook User location Finder" Of course I clicked it. Going through the "article" ...
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How does Google know who I met and in what room?

Last week I took my wife to see her new doctor doctor who is independent and located in the same office at 7 other doctors. Today I noticed that the doctor's name was on the map not the office ...
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How is Google's Sidewalk Lab's Free Wifi Hotspot Tracking me?

Elaborating from this question : Bluetooth/WiFi Identity tracking in public spaces - How to discover? Questions: How are they tracking me : From a hardware perspective Is it a mac address that ...
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Location fixing through NFC Tag

I'm new to NFC technologies and I want to develop a smartphone app that reads a NFC tag and sends the location securely to web service. This NFC tag is in a special place and we MUST be sure that the ...
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When my location is turned on can someone track me? [closed]

When the location is turned on can someone track me without me sharing my location with them?
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If the IP address's GPS coordinates is far enough from me, could a hacker be on my line? [closed]

My current IP address is linked to a GPS location 40 km from my location. I found the same GPS coordinates using both iptrackeronline and maxmind. If this means that there is a hacker on my line, this ...
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Why Geo-block Sites Without Secure Information?

I am an American software developer living in Honduras. We run an orphanage in this country, and my job funds most of it. I frequently do business, making purchases or gathering information about ...
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Can Geolocation of an IP be guessed based on some pattern matching? [duplicate]

I was wondering about how some websites know the location of IP addresses we query them to resolve for it's location. Then I remembered the IANA assigns IP addresses to different Regional Internet ...
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Someone detected my location on Omegle

I was in Omegle and was chatting with someone when he told me "wanna make a bet?" and I say sure why not. He tells me he can identify my location and proceeds to put all my internet connection ...
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What are some ways to locate other mobile phones within a building? [closed]

I am currently working on a research project trying to locate people near a mobile device. Currently I have a mobile phone with monitor mode enabled and I am attempting to track other phones by ...
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Can a telephone call be traced back to my location?

Basically the title, can a simple telephone call be traced back to my location like seen in the common movies, and if so, what are the ways to prevent this from happening?
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Can employer see which state you are in if logged into their VPN?

If you connect to your employers VPN, can they tell from your IP address or the wifi you are connected to which state or location you are in?
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How do I do computer forensic from an IP address to the actual computer? [duplicate]

I want to genuinely trace and identify computers connecting to my server with malicious intend. I am quite new to networking world. That is trace malicious ip back to the actual computer. I wanted ...
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Should I contact the manufacturer if their product allows access to other users' location information?

I recently purchased a satellite communicator that allows me to send a map of my location to friends and family while I'm hiking in the wilderness. While testing out my product, I noticed that the ...
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How can you fake geolocation in Firefox?

Google and many other sites know my correct location. How can I fake my location without using a VPN, proxy, Tor or similar? I went to about:config and looked for geo. What I think I have to modify ...
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Where does Google search take my geolocation from?

After a bit of googling, found that the gs_l parameter that gets automatically appended to my google queries is my real location encoded in some way. The thing is, there is no sign of me having it ...
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How to get user location using real IP [duplicate]

I recently heard this question: Can some guys track u using your IP address (what if this guy has access to ISP)? And I can't find an answer to this question. Because, I think 99% of people who ...
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Track Mobile Device Within Premises [closed]

My brother is working as fresher in one IT organisation in network department. His company is building mobile applications so they have more than 100 mobile devices within premises and more than 500 ...
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GPS working and anonymity

Does gps make any log, which is store in there positioning system ? Even if gps is off in our smart phone and we don't have any sim card in it and our internet is off too still is their any chance to ...
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Verifying user's location is not faked [duplicate]

We're trying to implement geofencing and it's fairly important that we're sure the user isn't using any location spoofing software or simply faking the request by not using our app. We will be ...
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Cell phone privacy [closed]

I keep hearing about cell phone tracking, but I always wondered how common is it? Is it something that only 3 letter agencies can do or is it something pretty common? I've seen those websites that ...
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How effective is disabling Firefox's geo.enabled setting for increasing anonymity?

When viewing the bottom of a Google Search page, you can see that Google shows more or less your precise location, determined by your IP. This is useful for Google Maps. In about:config is a switch ...
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I have a conceptual idea for a network that could obfuscate the geolocation of a mobile station. I would appreciate short, critical feedback

I am a student in network engineering, and I have a technical essay due on November 18th. I can choose the topic of the essay myself. I have a conceptual idea of a network that could help obfuscate ...
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Why are attacks pointed to 'Null island' in tools like Norsecorp?

Sometimes attacks are directed to this particular location(0°N 0°E) when looking at norsecorp: Does this serve any purpose other than being a location for unknown destinations? How does an attack ...
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Site exposes user's GPS location through EXIF data

Recently while lurking around one of the social networking sites popular with local folks, I have found out that the site does not scrub out the GPS data from uploaded pictures. I've contacted them ...
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Would it be easier to be tracked if you were using an IP phone, cell phone or satellite phone?

I was looking into how easy it would to have your location tracked on your cell phone, would any of these types of phones offer more protection? (assuming you couldn't turn off your location on a ...
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How can I send a email between gmail accounts without giving out my IP address?

I would like to send an email from a gmail account to another gmail account, without giving out my IP address. I still would like to give out my name, so it is not completely anonymous, only without ...
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Can a smartphone user prevent Google / Apple / Microsoft from finding out where s/he is? If yes, how?

Inspired by the question How does Google know where I am?. If someone has a smartphone and uses it (it is switched on), is there any way in which s/he can surely prevent Google (or Apple, Microsoft, ...
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How does Google know where I am?

Whenever I open the Google Maps app on my Android mobile phone, Google always seems to know my location, and it is very accurate (usually it places me on the map even in the correct room). Also, this ...
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SMS Tracking for a Mobile

i want know, where is my partner ( located where ), or How can I check on which Basestation in a city is it logged etc.. REgards Ben
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Spoof coordinates sent by a GPS tracker device

Is there any way to change the GPS coordinates with fake ones? Eg. make a GPS tracker with a GSM modem for car tracking report fake coordinates for a short period of time before returning back to ...
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How can I prevent GPS spoofing? (prevent a Pokemon-go hack)? [duplicate]

I want to prevent GPS spoofing in a mobile device and want to investigate additional ways to improve authenticity of this data. PokemonGo is already struggling with this around the world. Here are ...
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How does a website know my location? Checked with ipleaks and VPN seems to work correctly

Recently I have been using a VPN to watch a free web series available only in the US -- on a website called https://go90.com. Until a few days ago everything was running smoothly with just Hola VPN. ...
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How can html5 geolocalisation bypass my vpn?

About two months ago I've decided to use a VPN all the time (it's launched at startup) for various reasons, privacy being the first one. But recently I realized that if you agree to share your ...
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Can my phone be located (e.g. by emergency personnel) when I use a VPN?

I have actually been learning on my own just by reading about VPN and how to protect myself from Big Brother so to speak. I just happened to discover that if I turn off my location option on my cell ...