Peers-based location of mobile devices

Mordechai Guri, Anatoly Krasner, Yuval Elovici

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As the smart mobile device popularity is rapidly growing, numerous location-based services try to aid us in daily tasks, offering new patterns of consumerism and personal productivity. The wide range of location oriented services also increase the risk of services being abused by receiving fabricated location of the mobile device. Particularly, modern threats such as mobile viruses, botnets and malicious applications can spoof subscriber location for fun and profit. In this paper we suggest a technique which allows a service to verify a client’s location based on confirmation from devices located nearby. Using this scheme makes it significantly harder to trick the service into accepting a spoofed location. Practically, this technique may introduce a new set of services which can rely on the reported location in high confidence. We show that with the continuous trends of prevalent Wi-Fi capable devices in modern environment, this scheme becomes practical, and discuss design considerations and implementation issues.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationFrontier and Innovation in Future Computing and Communications
EditorsAlbert Zomaya, James J. Park, Hwa-Young Jeong, Mohammad Obaidat
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789401787970
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 FTRA International Symposium on Frontier and Innovation in Future Computing and Communications, FCC 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 13 Jan 201416 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering


Conference2014 FTRA International Symposium on Frontier and Innovation in Future Computing and Communications, FCC 2014
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


  • Location
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Security
  • Wireless

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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