GPS location

Added by JB Hétier over 5 years ago


Could the GPS location be made available for sites, with a toggle just like javascript or DOM storage?

Replies (2)

RE: GPS location - Added by Soren Stoutner over 5 years ago

GPS location information requires the addition of the location dangerous permissions

From time to time there are vulnerabilities in WebView.

My guess is that there are a lot of unpatched 0-day vulnerabilities in WebView being actively exploited in the wild. Once the dangerous location permissions are granted to the app, any website that can exploit a WebView vulnerability would be able to track your location, regardless of whether the app enabled or disabled the setting. For that reason I never intend to add the location permissions.

PS. This is somewhat related to how the NSA uses 0-day exploits in Firefox to track people using Tor.

RE: GPS location - Added by JB Hétier over 5 years ago

Thanks for the detailed reply!