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Thread: Cycorder Privacy Issues

  1. #1
    Default Cycorder Privacy Issues
    Hello I'm here to inform users of the popular free video recording application created by saurik.

    This was discovered on my iphone
    Code:
    DavidB-iPhone:/private/var/mobile/Library/Cycorder/CodeFab/MMTracking
    root# sqlite3 ./MMTracking.sql
    SQLite version 3.5.9
    Enter ".help" for instructions
    sqlite> .tables
    trackedEvents
    sqlite> .dump trackedEvents
    BEGIN TRANSACTION;
    CREATE TABLE trackedEvents ( dbID INTEGER NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY
    AUTOINCREMENT, wasBroadcast INTEGER NOT NULL, timestamp REAL NOT NULL,
    eventType CHAR(50) NOT NULL, connStatus CHAR(20) NOT NULL, latitude REAL
    NOT NULL, longitude REAL NOT NULL, altitude REAL NOT NULL, userDict TEXT);
    INSERT INTO "trackedEvents"
    VALUES(1,0,1229923273.68631,'AdMob:Confirm','NotConnected',0.0,0.0,0.0,'(null)');
    INSERT INTO "trackedEvents"
    VALUES(2,0,1229923274.54035,'UIApplicationDidFinishLaunchingNotification','NotConnected',0.0,0.0,0.0,'(null)');
    INSERT INTO "trackedEvents"
    VALUES(3,0,1229923275.32488,'AdMob:Failure','NotConnected',0.0,0.0,0.0,'(null)');
    INSERT INTO "trackedEvents"
    VALUES(4,0,1229923343.69344,'Video:Record','WiFiConnected',0.0,0.0,0.0,'(null)');
    INSERT INTO "trackedEvents"
    VALUES(5,0,1229923357.99332,'Video:Record','WiFiConnected',0.0,0.0,0.0,'(null)');
    INSERT INTO "trackedEvents"
    VALUES(6,0,1229923367.20874,'UIApplicationWillTerminateNotification','WiFiConnected',0.0,0.0,0.0,'(null)');
    COMMIT;
    sqlite>
    Note that location services was disabled so position wasnt reported.

    The application monitors your actions and calls back apparently with the above information.

    Delete/Stop Tracking:
    # cd /private/var/mobile/Library/Cycorder/CodeFab/MMTracking
    # wget sidonuke.com/killinfo.sql
    # sqlite3 MMTracking.sql
    > .read killinfo.sql
    > .exit
    # chmod MMTracking.sql 444

    saurik has been contacted and pending comment.

    It just got worse...

    Code:
    DavidB-iPhone:/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences root# plutil com.saurik.cycorder.plist
    2008-12-22 00:49:23.003 plutil[1280:10b] {
        MMBroadcastInterval = 1440;
        MMBroadcastMade = 1;
        MMBroadcastURL = "http://t.medialytics.com/EC/WebObjects/EC.woa/wa/ue";
    }
    It sends data to a external source....
    Last edited by Sidonuke; 12-21-2008 at 11:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Livin the iPhone Life 461am's Avatar
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    Looks like location-based advertising. So what's new?

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  4. #3
    From saurik
    I actually don't have direct access to this database. It goes to Medialets,
    a company that aggregates and anonymizes the information as part of their
    Medialytics platform, so that I can determine things like "how popular is
    this feature". In point of truth I don't even get the information: their
    service was a buggy piece of **** and Cycorder was apparently way more
    popular than they ever thought their service would need to scale to. For
    more information you can visit their website: Medialytics | Medialets.
    HAH... apparently they are currently offline, due to too much traffic...
    they really do suck. -J
    So the issue has been answered and shouldn't be a big concern i guess. but still i hate talkbacks about my location >.>
    Last edited by Sidonuke; 12-22-2008 at 02:05 AM.

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    This is kind of scary. I really dont like the idea of that being sent without prior knowledge.
    Last edited by kjack05; 12-22-2008 at 05:33 AM.
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    Bah. Who freakin' cares.

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