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Never Alone: Trick Shows Any Photo in Color App, Anywhere

With some dead-simple geolocation trickery, users can see any photos being uploaded with the Color photo sharing app without leaving the comfort of their own home. Chris Wysopal, the chief technology officer with Veracode, announced via Twitter that he had discovered the issue last Thrusday. Here's how it works: Color bills itself as a social photo app, allowing users to see photos being taken by those around them thanks to the GPS data it pulls from the phone. By setting the phone's location data to another position, a user can view the photos being uploaded around a different location. Using an app called FakeLocation installed on an jailbroken iPad, Wysopal changed his tablet's perceived location and then fired up Color. Without a hitch, the photostreams from far away areas loaded up.

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