PinMe: tracking a smartphone with localization services turned off

Arsalan Mosenia, Xiaoliang Dai, Prateek Mittal and Niraj Jha, in paper recently published, describe a new user-location mechanism that exploits non-sensory/sensory data stored on the smartphone to estimate the user’s location when all location services are turned off. The technique, tested on iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and Galaxy S4, is dubbed “PinMe“.

How to cross-compile a Python script into a Windows executable on Linux

Using Wine and Pyinstaller. Pyinstaller is a program that packages Python programs into stand-alone executables, under the most used OSs (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris and AIX). Initially Pyinstaller had a beta feature that allows the cross-compilation of a windows executable under Linux. However, due the instability of the feature, it has been…