Based on research reports conducted by the O'Reilly Radar recently, Apple is believed to have recorded the position of the iPhone and iPad 3G handset since the release of IOS 4 in July 2010. This device is known to have stored the position ofthe device in a hidden file called "consolidated.db"which mean to record the latitude and longitude coordinates plus the time when in this position.
At first thought this incident was the fault of Apple that is not accidental but later this argument was refuted because the iTunes store a copy of this data into the backup made. Thus when someone returns the data stored as a backup in iTunes thenthis data will remain stored.
Apple's data is stored inside the device without encryption so that could jeopardize the privacy andsecurity of its users. Other people who know the location of the file can check and find out where all the users of this device on the move. The data stored in this one year time frame so that it can be seen the activity of a person in a year. In addition to recording the wireless access, these devices also record the cellular tower and GPS.
Fortunately there is one way to protect iPad 3G or iPhone users by performing the encryption (encryption) of data file backups via iTunes. Users simply check the option 'Encrypt the iPhone backup' which is displayed from the Options menu.
To see how the image of a user's iPhone or iPad 3Gactivities or travel, O'Reilly has made anapplication that lets users see the data they haveand displays them on the map. The application is called iPhoneTracker and can be downloaded from this link link.
Via Neowin, O'Reilly