Strava fitness app used to spy on Israeli military officials

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The exploit means anyone can potentially locate secret military bases by uploading fake running data - underscoring the importance of IoT protection and security
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The exploit means anyone can potentially locate secret military bases by uploading fake running data - underscoring the importance of IoT protection and security

The flaw has also exposed the locations of a number of sensitive sites in the country.

Unidentified operatives have been exploiting a security weakness in the popular fitness tracking app Strava to track the movements of Israeli defence personnel, according to Israeli open source inv...

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