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Google Street View Wi-Fi Data Includes Passwords

snydeq (1272828) writes | more than 4 years ago

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snydeq writes "The French National Commission on Computing and Liberty has found passwords and email messages among the Street View Wi-Fi data Google intercepted, InfoWorld reports. The data protection authority has been investigating Google's recording of traffic carried over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. Google has said it collected only 'fragments' of personal Web traffic as it passed by because its Wi-Fi equipment automatically changes channels five times a second. With Wi-Fi networks operating at up to 54Mbps, however, those 'fragments' may have been more than just that. 'We can already state that [...] Google did indeed record email access passwords [and] extracts of the content of email messages," CNIL said."
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