iOS 4.3.3 / 4.4 to Fix iPhone Tracking Bug on iOS 4.x ?

By  at Friday, April 22, 2011  

It looks like that Apple intend to release iOS 4.3.3/4.4 to fix the much talked about tracking down which spotted recently on iPhone, iPod running iOS 4.x.

The big question of course, is why Apple is storing this information. I don’t have a definitive answer, but my little-birdie-informed understanding is that consolidated.db acts as a cache for location data, and that historical data should be getting culled but isn’t, either due to a bug or, more likely, an oversight. I.e. someone wrote the code to cache location data but never wrote code to cull non-recent entries from the cache, so that a database that’s meant to serve as a cache of your recent location data is instead a persistent log of your location history. I’d wager this gets fixed in the next iOS update.

For who don't know, this bug allow others to track all your moves on some files which are easliy to access. Releasing iOS 4.3.3/4.4 has musch been pretty confimred after discussing this tracking bug on CNN and varity media networks. Difintely Apple is working hard now to fix this big bug via its next iOS 4.3.3/4.4 may be this will take 2 weeks. Stay tuned.
[via RedmondPie, Twitter]

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