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Hundreds Of Privacy-Invading Apps Are Using Ultrasonic Sounds To Track You

Author: Security Experts / Source: Information Security Buzz

A new privacy-busting technique that tracks consumers through the use of ultrasonic tones may have once sounded like the stuff of science fiction novels, but today it’s reality. These near-silent tones can’t be picked up by the human ear, but there are apps in your phone that are always listening for them. IT security experts from AlienVault and ESET commented below.

Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:

Javvad Malik

“As mobile phone capabilities increase, and technologies that can communicate with such devices proliferate, it is only natural that more creative ways will be used to communicate and extract information from phones.

However, the fundamental…

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