DeepAI AI Chat
Log In Sign Up

Toward a Secure Crowdsourced Location Tracking System

by   Chinmay Garg, et al.

Low-energy Bluetooth devices have become ubiquitous and widely used for different applications. Among these, Bluetooth trackers are becoming popular as they allow users to track the location of their physical objects. To do so, Bluetooth trackers are often built-in within other commercial products connected to a larger crowdsourced tracking system. Such a system, however, can pose a threat to the security and privacy of the users, for instance, by revealing the location of a user's valuable object. In this paper, we introduce a set of security properties and investigate the state of commercial crowdsourced tracking systems, which present common design flaws that make them insecure. Leveraging the results of our investigation, we propose a new design for a secure crowdsourced tracking system (SECrow), which allows devices to leverage the benefits of the crowdsourced model without sacrificing security and privacy. Our preliminary evaluation shows that SECrow is a practical, secure, and effective crowdsourced tracking solution


page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4


Spy the little Spies - Security and Privacy issues of Smart GPS trackers

Tracking expensive goods and/or targeted individuals with high-tech devi...

Secure protocol to protect location privacy in distance calculation

Several applications require computing distances between different peopl...

Who Tracks Who? A Surveillance Capitalist Examination of Commercial Bluetooth Tracking Networks

Object and person tracking networks powered by Bluetooth and mobile devi...

Who Can Find My Devices? Security and Privacy of Apple's Crowd-Sourced Bluetooth Location Tracking System

Overnight, Apple has turned its hundreds-of-million-device ecosystem int...

Privacy Analysis of Samsung's Crowd-Sourced Bluetooth Location Tracking System

We present a detailed privacy analysis of Samsung's Offline Finding (OF)...

Cyber-Resilient Privacy Preservation and Secure Billing Approach for Smart Energy Metering Devices

Most of the smart applications, such as smart energy metering devices, d...

A Secure Location-based Alert System with Tunable Privacy-Performance Trade-off

Monitoring location updates from mobile users has important applications...