Samy Kamkar, in an incredibly interesting session at Black Hat titled “How I Met Your Girlfriend,” highlighted new types attacks executed from the Web. An interesting hack he demonstrated, was the ability to extract extremely accurate geo-location information from a Web browser, while not using any IP geo-location data.
Kamkar, author of an XSS worm that hit MySpace and generated over 1mm friends for him in less than 24 hours, demonstrates this hack in the video below.
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Video of Samy Kamkar demonstrating the geolocation hack from his talk at Black Hat 2010 last week in Las Vegas.
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