The implication of this vulnerability doesn't limit to location data leak.
Google originally marked this issue as intended behavior when Young reached out in May, but the company has since changed its position.
"I've been consistently getting locations within about 10 meters of the device", Young told independent security blogger Brian Krebs, who got an exclusive first look at Young's findings.
Websites can usually obtain a general idea of the user's location through the IP address of the device accessing the website, but this method isn't extremely precise and the privacy of visitors is protected to some extent. "If you have a device and it allows you to do something without a password, it's very likely that an attacker can do the same using a malicious mobile app or via web pages with DNS binder rebinding, or via some other technique we haven't thought of yet". Craig Young, the researcher who discovered the flaw, says that "Although Google's app, which uses this functionality, implies that you must be logged into a Google account linked with the target device, there is, in fact, no authentication mechanism built into the protocol level". This makes it possible to extract the location data from the devices, Young wrote in a Monday blog post. "Commands to do things such as setting the device name and WiFi connections are sent directly to the device without any form of authentication". While many people are used to anonymous - and often unspecific - email scams, attackers could use precise location information to make them all-the-more convincing (and dangerous). Threats to release compromising photos or expose some secret to friends and family could use this to lend credibility to the warnings and increase their odds of success, he said.
Young told PCMag the flaw is perfect for advertisers in search of someone's location.
Fallout 76's beta will launch first on Xbox One
The Fallout 76 site has been updated with a handy-dandy FAQ that provides a few nuggets of information about the forthcoming beta. Exact dates for the beta have not been announced, but Xbox One will get it first , followed by the PC and PS4.
From devices that order our groceries to smart toys that speak to our children, high-tech home gadgets are no longer the stuff of science fiction.
The test found that the Fredi Megapix home CCTV camera system operated over the internet using a default administrator account without a password, and Which? found thousands of similar cameras available for anyone to watch the live feed over the internet.
Google is expected to release a fix for the bug in mid-July.
'An attacker can be completely remote as long as they can get the victim to open a link while connected to the same Wi-Fi or wired network as a GoogleChromecast or Home device, ' Young said. You also need to keep that link open for roughly a minute (the amount of time it takes to get a location), but that's not necessarily hard if there's enough content to distract the target.
'The attack content could be contained within malicious advertisements or even a tweet'.
But with last week's trade request, the NBA's annual offseason game of dominos is officially underway. For all the latest on James' free agency, follow our LeBron James 2018 free agency rumor tracker .
Trump had said the deal to save ZTE was a precursor to upcoming trade negotiations with China, its largest trading partner. But the wrangling over the company produced a rare instance of Republicans allying with Democrats to defy Trump.
Adding Jay-Z certainly brings an added air of legitimacy to the enterprise, in case adding two top prospects wasn't enough. The trio represents the first National Basketball Association endorsement deals for the brand in two decades.
Fox has agreed to sell the bulk of its assets, including its Sky stake, to Disney in a $52.4bn (£39bn) deal. Before Comcast made its offer, shareholders had been scheduled to vote to approve the pact with Disney .
Tuesday's 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer games begin with a good Group H match between Colombia and Japan at 8 am EST / 5 am PST. Japan's experienced Yuto Nagatomo recently admitted their mindset would not change if Colombia lined up without Rodriguez.
In fact, one employee is a saboteur and has been carrying out quite extensive sabotage in an attempt to damage the company. In another email sent on Monday (18 June), Musk warned of more possible sabotage in the form of a factory fire.
The boyfriend: "The first phone call was, "Daddy I have a new boyfriend", and I was like, "That's really nice". Meghan Markle's father was interviewed on British television for the first time since his daughter's wedding .
He agreed the family separations would serve as a deterrent to potential immigrants. "We are doing none of those things". The Obama administration also detained illegal immigrants at the border, but would detain parents and children together .
The type of snake that killed Tiba was a reticulated python, which are widespread in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. The villagers cut open the 23ft-long creature and found Ms Tiba's body was intact after she had been swallowed head first.
Vitamin D can be obtained in the diet, particularly from fortified foods, from supplements, and from sun exposure. Strong bone health, which is affected by vitamin D levels, was also associated with a 22 percent lower risk.
Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup
With Colombia and Japan the other teams in Group H, it's shaping up to be one of the more balanced quartets in the competition. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Poland vs Senegal match will be broadcast live on Sony ESPN/HD, Sony TEN 2/HD and Sony TEN 3/HD.
Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder
The WHO said that if gaming takes precedence over daily activities and life interests, then it can be classed as gaming disorder . For the first time, in this edition, the ICD has named and described "gaming disorder " in the section on addictive disorders.
Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government
The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is legal in many countries while others will not prosecute for personal use. However, the home secretary has warned a review would not pave the way for legalisation for recreational use.
England beat Aus to take 2-0 series lead
Maxwell topscored for Australia with 62 in Wednesday's first ODI against England which the visitors lost by three wickets. The most Australia have ever made batting second to win an ODI is 334 for eight against England at Sydney in 2011.