Strava’s Security Threat: What Did It Reveal?

Earlier this week, Australian university student Nathan Ruser discovered a security threat through fitness app Strava. The app allows for a user to access a global heatmap to show a network of athletes. However the map showed very clearly sensitive information including the locations and running routines of military personnel at bases in the Middle East and other conflict zones, posing a global threat.  The Daily was joined on the line by Dr Katina Michael from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong to discuss how much of a security risk this poses. 


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