Hidden Files on iPhone Pose RiskInterview with Attorney David Navetta
"[If it] relates to the person's location, maybe some sort of top secret meeting or a product developer at a certain location, it may reveal some sort of information about the organization," Navetta said. "Certainly, to the extent you can put the pieces together, it might reveal something of value, potentially, to someone who is trying to get to it."
In the interview, with ISMG's Eric Chabrow, Navetta addressed the:
- Legality of these mobile devices to secretly track locations individuals visit.
- Ability to subpoena records of places visited by individuals using the devices.
- Security implications associated with a hacker accessing the data.
Privacy concerns have been raised by the revelation that Apple's iPhones and iPads record users' locations in hidden files stored on the devices. Published reports also say some versions of the Android device collect location information as well and store the data in hidden files.