New ‘Untrackerd’ Jailbreak Hack Stops iOS From Storing Location Data



Reports yesterday revealed that your iPhone and iPad 3G have been secretly logging the date, time, latitude and longitude of every place you have ever been, then storing this information in an unencrypted file on your computer when you sync your device with iTunes.

Untrackerd is a new jaibreak utility that promises to stamp out this invasion of your privacy:

This package installs a daemon (process that can run in the background) to clean consolidated.db file) No new icons are added to your homescreen. There are no options to configure.

Untrackerd is a free utility created by jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich, and it’s now available to download from Cydia.

More recent reports regarding your device’s “tracking” feature suggest that this process is nothing new, and that it isn’t really tracking users at all. Instead, your device stores this information simply to do things like geo-tag your photos.

Your location data is never sent to Apple or any third-party, but what’s worrying for some is that when you sync your device with iTunes, the data is stored in an unencrypted file on your computer; accessible to anyone who gets hold of it.

[via 9to5 Mac]