Analysts from the US agency United Conflict Analysts found that the popular fitness application Strava meticulously captures and lays out in the universal access data on the movement of US soldiers and officers. Those who use in their lives bracelets and trackers of this brand. The extent of the leakage is such that the problem has already been ranked as a threat to America’s national security.
After examining the general map of Strava service, analyst Nathan Ruser revealed the location of the secret bases in Afghanistan and Syria, found a CIA lair in Somalia, watched the patrol routes in the Falkland Islands and the air base at Mount Pleasant in the UK. Wherever a soldier with an innocuous domestic fitness bracelet passed, the application marked his way on the general map.
In addition to discovering hidden places, an experienced scout will get a lot of interesting data. Where are the recreation centers, arsenal and important facilities on the base, to which officers go, how the supply system works, what zones the servants avoid, and so on. In fairness, all this works for all carriers of fitness bracelets, which makes them suitable for industrial espionage in countries other than the United States.
There is no reason to file Strava charges, the option of sharing cards and publishing your data is designed to exchange information between users, not for surveillance. It is turned on by default, so people see other people’s results and could boast of their own, but the military officer should figure out how to go into the settings and uncheck the box.