Mike Gerwitz

Activist for User Freedom

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authorMike Gerwitz <mtg@gnu.org>2017-03-05 03:23:35 -0500
committerMike Gerwitz <mtg@gnu.org>2017-04-02 22:04:27 -0400
commit5d60aa985ad3eba7a08b298112189422b88fcadd (patch)
parenteb9ebf74d04517cbd2096f7eb8606a81b1be38da (diff)
slides.org (Mobile) [Wifi]: Break out notes
* notes.org: Add MAC address randomization reference.
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/slides.org b/slides.org
index c532ed3..ea06a61 100644
--- a/slides.org
+++ b/slides.org
@@ -224,12 +224,15 @@ Your location can be triangulated.
-** RAW Wifi [0/1]
-*** RAW Wifi
+** LACKING Wifi [0/3]
:DURATION: 00:01
+*** DRAFT Wifi
+- Device may broadcast ESSIDs of past hidden networks
+- Expose unique hardware identifiers (MAC address)
What else is inherent in a modern phone design?
A common feature is Wifi.
@@ -240,13 +243,27 @@ If you connected to any hidden networks,
Your mobile device could be broadcasting information like past network
connections and unique device identifiers (MAC),
which can be used to uniquely identify you.
+*** LACKING Ubiquitous Access Points
+- <AP stuff>
Access points increasingly line the streets or are within range in nearby
Can be incredibly accurate for tracking movements,
and it is _passive_---it requires no software on your device.
+*** DRAFT Mitigations
+- Disable Wifi [when not in use]
+- Do not automatically connect to known networks
+ - At the very least, not hidden
+- Randomize MAC address
Disable Wifi when not in use.
You can also randomize your MAC address,
and be sure not to broadcast hidden networks.