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Devices That Tell On You: Privacy Trends in Consumer Ubiquitous T. Scott Saponas

Summary: Devices That Tell On You: Privacy Trends in Consumer Ubiquitous
T. Scott Saponas
University of Washington
Jonathan Lester
University of Washington
Carl Hartung
University of Washington
Sameer Agarwal
University of Washington
Tadayoshi Kohno
University of Washington
We analyze three new consumer electronic gadgets in
order to gauge the privacy and security trends in mass-
market UbiComp devices. Our study of the Slingbox Pro
uncovers a new information leakage vector for encrypted
streaming multimedia. By exploiting properties of vari-
able bitrate encoding schemes, we show that a passive
adversary can determine with high probability the movie


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences