An OpSec Update

Jake the DAT emailed this to me, and as a public service to our active duty readers, I’m going to share.

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I knew cameras embedded metadata in the file. I knew smart phones were capable of GPS quality locating. I didn’t know that the smartphones embedded that data in the metadata in JPEG files.

Sergeant Major of the Army Preston gives us another reason to be security minded with our data. It’s not just soldiers at risk-


Forewarned is forearmed.

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  1. Over 25 years ago I was designing & programming systems that captured data ‘attached’ to transmissions for a large telecommunications company. Metaphorically we were inspecting the envelope and using it along with the contents in the envelope. Back then, we thought we were hot shit, because this was cutting edge stuff. The systems we developed truly helped our client-users be very competitive at offering personal service and information, making them able to appear very attentive and knowledgeable about their incoming calls and callers. It was good business and cost effective.

    Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine way back then that metadata would become a useful tool for those whose aim is to do harm locally or globally.

    A good eye opener. Thanks.

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