Free online service allowed anyone to track your phone’s location in real time

Track phones in real time

Last week, The New York Times reported that a former Missouri sheriff had been using location data provided by the phone tracking company Securus Technologies to track people's cell phones without obtaining a court order.

That alone would have been concerning, but it turns out the story goes much deeper than a single sheriff. Earlier this week, ZDNet followed up on the Times report, revealing that Securus obtains its data through an intermediary called LocationSmart -- a firm that has the ability to track any phone on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint in seconds.

The story finally came to a head on Thursday when KrebsOnSecurity shared a bombshell.

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