Metadata contained in images and other files can give away a lot more information than the average user might think. By tricking a target into sending a photo containing GPS coordinates and additional information, a hacker can learn where a mark lives or works simply by extracting the Exif data hidden inside the image file.

For hackers or OSINT researchers gathering digital evidence, photos can be a rich source of data. Besides what’s visible in the picture itself, metadata about when and where the photo was taken can also be recoverable. This data can include the device the photo was taken… more


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