ShmooCon: Your iPhone's Dirty Little Security Secret

07.02.2010

Also worrisome is that the bad guys can use the advanced map and GPS software on these devices to see exactly where a person is and where they are going. From there, the cyber threat becomes a physical one. [Related ShmooCon story: ]

One way the bad guys can target the phone user is through a game called " ," a free location-based about trading controlled substances in the real world.

Hawthorn noted how players can use Google Maps to locate where other players are physically. He found players in some interesting places through the course of his research. He was able to track one player to a parking lot outside the headquarters of NSA. Another player was tracked to a parking lot outside CIA headquarters.

"You can check a person's movements because the game checks in on your device's location regularly," he said.

His advice in this dangerous new world?