Android Hidden Location Tracker

If you use a Android device google can track you via scanned and known wifi Networks without any connection! Android scans your area, shops, stores for public wifi networks, via LTE / GSM the OS verify the Data online at Google. As Result Google Maps sends you Popups to VOTE the last visited Places at Google Maps.

That’s all WITHOUT GPS and WIFI connected only LTE/GSM !

Purge Google Account! (disconnect!) and disable all unwanted Google Apps especially Uploaders (Backups) then go Android Settings -> Wifi -> Advanced Wifi Settings!

Disable the “local wifi scan” option switch at Android!

android hidden location tracker wifi

Remark:

  • There’s no guarantee that google or other company’s can re activate it again or run the service as hidden tool!
  • No one knows which apps do run this tools at Standby Mode on Background!
  • To be safe remove the Battery of the Phones! or put it into a Metalbox (Copper Faraday Cage)

Unity Ubuntu Topbar disappeared

I have often seen that the Unity Topbar of Ubuntu LTS is hidden or not clean loaded after Login.
It’s Caching Problem of Unity (Compiz) and Lightdm, if the PC is not clean rebooted or started.

Howto fix:

sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 \ 
&& sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz && sudo service lightdm restart

Now relogin and check.. if ok do a Profile Backup! with:

tar -cvzf  /usb-backup-stick/compiz.tgz \
/home/username/.cache/compizconfig-1 /home/username/.compiz

Samba Server Browsing Problem Samba Server sporadically hidden

Problem: Inside a Laboratory Farm of 5 Samba Servers sometimes one or more Servers are sporadically hidden at Windows XP Client Neighbourhood (Netzwerkumgebung), but they are still sharing the files and are still online. Or XP Clients hangs up at browsing the Local Network for some minutes.

Solution:

  1. Open
    /etc/samba/smb.conf
    with Editor
  2. set domain master = No
  3. set local master = YES
  4. set preferred master = No
  5. restart samba service with
     /etc/init.d/samba restart

Background: The nmbd service is browsing at your network and if he find the option domain master he will ignore the information of the other server (data communication corruption Port 137)