| Sunday May 29th 2016

Stanford researcher exposes Microsoft’s Wi-Fi database

Microsoft logoStanford researcher exposes Microsoft’s Wi-Fi database (type in your MAC address and see if it’s in there)…

A Stanford University researcher has created a Web page allowing people to query Microsoft’s massive database for the locations of their–or someone else’s–laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices.

The Web page, created this morning by Elie Bursztein, a postdoctoral researcher at the Stanford Security Laboratory, lets people type in the unique 12-character Wi-Fi address of any wireless device. If there’s a match, the site displays a map of where Windows Phone 7 devices and Microsoft’s fleet of Wi-Fi recording vehicles saw the wireless device last.


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