Flaws in Over Half a Million GPS Trackers Expose Children Location Data

From thehackernews.com

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What if the tech intended to ensure that your kids, senior citizens, and pets are safe even when they’re out of sight inadvertently expose them to stalkers?

An estimated 600,000 GPS tracking devices for sale on Amazon and other large online merchants for $25–$50 have been found vulnerable to a handful of dangerous vulnerabilities that may have exposed user’s real-time locations, security researchers have claimed.

Cybersecurity researchers from Avast discovered that 29 models of GPS trackers made by Chinese technology company Shenzhen i365 for keeping tabs on young children, elderly relatives, and pets contain a number of security vulnerabilities.

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