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jeepx reports that the University of Washington has released a report that they found a way to track people without their consent or knowledge when they are using the iPod + Nike sport kit.

The iPod + Nike kit tracks the distance you have traveled by submitting information wirelessly from the sensor in your shoe to your iPod.

They say that the internet-connected tracking kit could be built for less than $250 and would work up to 60 feet from someone using the iPod + Nike kit.

The tracking application is completely demonstrative and they do not plan to release the source code or details.

They also say that this security flaw could have been easily avoided by existing cryptographic techniques.

Hopefully, Apple and Nike fix this flaw so we don't lose consumer trust.


Posted on Sunday, December 3, 2006 10:00 AM | Back to top

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