DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

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DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Jody » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:45 am

Apologies if this has already been covered, copied from KTM forum

BEWARE...Posting Smartphone Photos of Bikes
A very kind subscriber to this forum telephoned me and warned me about the danger of posting photos of your bike (whether selling or not) online that have been taken with a smartphone....At the time my bikes photos were on the classified pages as I am selling my KTM SMT.

Basically, if you use a smartphone, the picture will have GPS location data embedded, the time you took the photo and the type of smartphone used!!! All a Pikey thief needs to do is open a website (removed as pikey scumbags might read this)


Right click the bike's photo, copy the URL onto the webpage and Bish Bash Bosh - he has the Lat/Long GPS data for your house. It even loads a google satellite image.

The bloke who gave me the steer had two bikes stolen and could not work out how they got his address. He eventually found out this information and realised he had taken the photo outside his garage with a smartphone.

So beware everyone. The scumbags are smarter that they used to be.
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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Bert » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:59 am

Or just turn off gps loction in the phone's camera settings...
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Postby Colonel_Klinck » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:02 am

Bert wrote:Or just turn off gps loction in the phone's camera settings...



^^^THIS^^^
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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Jody » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:08 am

Bert wrote:Or just turn off gps loction in the phone's camera settings...



Apparently it is that easy IF you know how to and IF you know about it, not everybody does !
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Postby Schnauzer » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:10 am

Excellent point Jody, most of us are unaware that our beloved very smart phones are a thieves dream come true. Facebook does remove geotags from uploaded photos, however many others may not.

How to disable Apple iPhone Photo GPS geotag data
- Tap on Settings
- Tap on General
- Tap on “Location Services”
- Select the On/Off switch next to “Camera” so that the switch is set to OFF
- Exit settings

Disable geotagging for photos on your Android phone
- Start the Camera app (this is the menu on the left side of the camera application; it slides out from left to right)
- Select “Store Location” and make sure it is set to “Off”

Here's another tip - Never save user names and passwords in your address book. Many people do and apps do not currently need permission to read your address book, this has caught a few people out.

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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby CEREC1 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:53 am

Bert wrote:Or just turn off gps loction in the phone's camera settings...

Mine's off now. Cheers Jody and Bert :D
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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby samba » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:54 am

wow.... not cool.
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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Crotchrockety » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:43 am

Thanks for the tip. I never knew about this. I wonder whose bright ideal it was to imbed GPS information in a photo and what the purpose it was supposed to serve.
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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby KTM666 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:10 am

.....its great as long as it stays with the phone ...you can search for a picture by place from a map on phone
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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Superdan » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:14 am

Crotchrockety wrote:Thanks for the tip. I never knew about this. I wonder whose bright ideal it was to imbed GPS information in a photo and what the purpose it was supposed to serve.


Its for all that facebook malarke, so you can take a photo and it automatically "tags" the location where you are.

I have always switched GPS location off on my phone.

Heard of it catching a few "shaggers" out at work posting facebook updates and it says where they are, when they had told their missus they were at work but actually left early for some action :lol:

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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Linga » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:25 am

Superdan wrote:
Crotchrockety wrote:Thanks for the tip. I never knew about this. I wonder whose bright ideal it was to imbed GPS information in a photo and what the purpose it was supposed to serve.


Its for all that facebook malarke, so you can take a photo and it automatically "tags" the location where you are.

I have always switched GPS location off on my phone.

Heard of it catching a few "shaggers" out at work posting facebook updates and it says where they are, when they had told their missus they were at work but actually left early for some action :lol:

Do a bit of shagging in your spare time matie? :lol:

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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Superdan » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:44 am

When I get the chance 8)

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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby TimR » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:54 am

Perk of the job isn't it? :lol:

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Postby cdlabate » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:51 am

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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby Tripped1 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:35 am

KTM666 wrote:.....its great as long as it stays with the phone ...you can search for a picture by place from a map on phone



Or just change the file name so it doesn't have the GPS coords in it.

For real, this is not even close to new. The phone names the file the GPS location that a photo was taken, this is about the easiest thing ever to work around.

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Re: DO NOT take pics of your bike with your smartphone !!

Postby DMacL » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:35 pm

Actually, the phone records the GPS co-ords within the file, it's nothing to do with the filename. Easy enough to turn off on the majority of phones.


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