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Our devices are way too adept at collecting information about us. When we take photos with GPS-enabled cameras and smartphones, they often add a geotag to mark the spot where the image was taken, which is bad news for the many high-profile individuals whose photos leaked online this weekend. On top of their bodies being exposed, many celebrities are having the location where they took nude shots revealed through the metadata in the hacked images. Security expert Ashkan Soltani notes the exif data on many of the photos reveals the coordinates where they were taken.
It's not just nude photos celebs need to worry about — a of the leaked images reveal their GPS location pic. Any shots taken at a private residence -- which is usually where people take revealing shots -- can also reveal where a celebrity lives, aiding stalkers.
Sports gossip blog Depin has already taken advantage of this, mapping out the geotagged location of photos stolen from Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and matching them up with his schedule.
Verlander's photos include images of model Kate Upton, who he is dating. Depin notes for example that a photo of the "silhouette of someone's penis" was taken in November outside of Richmond, Va. Unlike many other media sites, Depin has no compunctions about linking to the stolen and NSFW images it describes.
Many social media sites -- such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook -- strip exif data from images when you post them, unless a user proactively chooses to include their location. But the original photo file on a phone will contain that information something to keep in mind when you share photos with people via or text message.
This is yet another thing for those affected by the hack to worry about.
Meanwhile Apple admitted the obvious in a statement Tuesday, saying the images did indeed come from Apple s. Describing the company as "outraged," Apple's PR team said that after "more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity s were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. She is among the celebrities affected. Andy Greenberg at Wired cites evidence that hackers were using this flaw combined with a tool deed by law enforcement to download Apple users' iPhone backups.
Apple's phrasing suggests that the password rate limiting mistake wasn't a factor in this massive hack, but the statement requires enough parsing that I can't tell if it's a full denial or simply an evasive one. Either way, Apple has since fixed the problem so that you can only try the wrong password on iCloud a limited of times before getting locked out of the.
Apple said it's working with law enforcement to identify the culprit s.
A spokesperson for the FBI in Los Angeles says, "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. He recommends Apple require a short pin to do that and something stronger for protection of people's iCloud s, which can grant access to their photos and iMessages. Another clever suggestion he makes is that Apple and Google give us the equivalent of "private browsing mode" for photos.
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