TitleSoniControl-A Mobile Ultrasonic Firewall
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsZeppelzauer, M., A. Ringot, and F. Taurer
Conference NameACM Multimedia Conference
Conference LocationSeoul, South Korea
KeywordsAcoustic Cookies, Acoustic Firewall, Acoustic Tracking, Ultrasound Data Transmission
AbstractThe exchange of data between mobile devices in the near-ultrasonic frequency band is a new promising technology for near field communication (NFC) but also raises a number of privacy concerns. We present the first ultrasonic firewall that reliably detects ultrasonic communication and provides the user with effective means to prevent hidden data exchange. This demonstration showcases a new media-based communication technology ("data over audio") together with its related privacy concerns. It enables users to (i) interactively test out and experience ultrasonic information exchange and (ii) shows how to protect oneself against unwanted tracking.
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