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mojomonkey


Oct 22, 2014, 3:01 PM

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Re: [petsfed] Hacking - scary experience!
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I let the camera record the info - that is often useful for me. However, use software to process the images before posting them to strip the data you don't want included. Particularly if you are a fugitive posting a photo...

Here is a recently submitted photo to this site. This shows you the metadata from the image, and plots the location and direction the camera was facing.

Some sites, like facebook, strip that info from photos. Of course, they already had access to the data if they are the ones you don't want to have it.

So revising,
larkarrow wrote:
The hackers, and other computer literate child predators,Anyone with internet access that can use a web browser can use thatsome photos to pinpoint the exactget a pretty accurate location of your daughter's room!


Another one that has caused embarrassment - sometimes EXIF data includes a smaller version of the original file as a thumbnail. Folks may post them after cropping or adding an overlay to remove some element they don't want shared, but the thumbnail still provides an often usable original.


(This post was edited by mojomonkey on Oct 22, 2014, 3:18 PM)



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