Could your GPS betray you? - AmericaNowNews.com

Could your GPS betray you?

GPS devices are incredibly helpful.  In fact, many people say they'll never go back to paper maps for traveling.

Is it possible, however, that your GPS system might actually lead 'the bad guys' to you? Can GPS help crooks track you?  Cyber Expert Theresa Payton says yes and offers this information and advice:

TIPS TO AVOID CYBERSTALKING, SNOOPS AND THIEVES:

1.  PORTABLE GPS:

If you have a portable GPS system, stow it out of view or pop it into your pocket.

Record the serial number and keep it in a safe place.

2.  ALL GPS - Installed in the car, on your phone, or portable

Never label "home" and "work" on your GPS

If your GPS system or phone offers a passcode or pin to lock the functionality, use that function

If you want to use a "home" feature, pick out your favorite local restaurant or watering hole nearby to beacon you back near your home

3.  TRACKING GPS DEVICES

If you ever notice a box or wires under your car that you did not notice before, visit your nearest service station to have it checked out.  It could be a loose piece of equipment or it might be possible that you are being tracked with a portable GPS device.

Copyright 2013 America Now. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:22:58 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
  • Consumer

    How much of your donations really go to charity?

    How much of your donations really go to charity?

    In the aftermath of a disaster, donations are top of mind for many people and can do a world of good! But how do you know where your money is really going? America Now investigates!
    In the aftermath of a disaster, donations are top of mind for many people and can do a world of good! But America Now learned that some non-profit organizations receive only pennies on the dollar raised through solicitation campaigns. So how do you know where your money is really going?
Powered by WorldNow