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Using Fake GPS Coordinates to Spoof Facebook Places

By  Aug 20, 2010

Topics: Information Technology, Security

With the release of Facebook Places, there has been a lot of discussion around the privacy issues. Seth Fogie takes a another position and looks at Facebook Places as the perfect way to create an alibi by spoofing the coordinates that Facebook uses to determine where you are located.

Included in this write up are the instructions you will need to make your Facebook friends believe you are anywhere in the world!

Just imagine yourself:

  • In the ocean.
  • In China
  • At Mount St. Helen 
  • At school/work (when you are really playing hooky!)