As reported by the Telegraph, on Thursday (04/21/2011), the iPhone is able to record the existence of a user through information such as coordinates of longitude and latitude and time zone related. Data can be easily copied to another computer by anyone who finds the phone.
Content is stored in a file called "consolidated.db" and invented by two British software developer who is looking for ways to visualize data for site location.
"Initially we were not sure how much of the data contained in that file. But when we dig deeper and look at the data obtained, it was obvious a lot of files which contain details of the user's movement," said Alisdair Allan and Pete Warden.
Allan and Warden indicated, recording the location of iPhone users could have been held since June 2010, or since the emergence of IOS 4.
For information, Warden previously worked for Apple, even to areas that are not related to the existence of this file.
Indeed, monitoring of mobile phone users can be done by telecom operators for the purposes of police investigations and intelligence agencies. However, the data stored by the iPhone can be accessed by anyone who has access to mobile phones and computers connected to the phone. Moreover, the data is not protected by passwords or encryption.