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Submission + - Hacker Uses XSS & Google to Find Physical Loca (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: Hacker Uses XSS and Google Street View Data to Determine Physical Location

The hacker, by getting a user to visit a malicious Web site, used remote JavaScript and AJAX to acquire a routers MAC address. When the unsuspecting user visits the malicious Web site, JavaScript remotely scans for the type of router used, accesses the routers MAC address and sends it directly to the attacker. From there, he was able to utilize Google Street View data to determine the location of a router – in his case, accurate within 30 feet...

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Hacker Uses XSS & Google to Find Physical Loca

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