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Security risks of tracking my mobile wi-fi

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Gondola
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I like to check online shopping deals when shopping on the High Street. But I've seen security advice that says locations might track my movements if I leave wi-fi or Bluetooth switched on. What are the security risks of this type of tracking and what can I do about it?

gaffto
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It's true many shops and shopping centres use Blootooth & Wi Fi sensors to track mobile devices around. It doesn't pose a particular security risk (unless their wi-fi) gets hacked. It's more a question of privacy. If privacy is a concern then you should disable bluetooth and wi-fi but othwerwise should be ok

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