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
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slides.org (Mobile) [Wifi]: Break out notes
* notes.org: Add MAC address randomization reference.
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@@ -224,12 +224,15 @@ Your location can be triangulated.
#+END_COMMENT
-** RAW Wifi [0/1]
-*** RAW Wifi
+** LACKING Wifi [0/3]
:PROPERTIES:
:DURATION: 00:01
:END:
+*** DRAFT Wifi
+- Device may broadcast ESSIDs of past hidden networks
+- Expose unique hardware identifiers (MAC address)
+
#+BEGIN_COMMENT
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.
+#+END_COMMENT
+*** LACKING Ubiquitous Access Points
+- <AP stuff>
+
+#+BEGIN_COMMENT
Access points increasingly line the streets or are within range in nearby
buildings.
Can be incredibly accurate for tracking movements,
and it is _passive_---it requires no software on your device.
+#+END_COMMENT
+
+*** DRAFT Mitigations
+- Disable Wifi [when not in use]
+- Do not automatically connect to known networks
+ - At the very least, not hidden
+- Randomize MAC address
+
+#+BEGIN_COMMENT
Disable Wifi when not in use.
You can also randomize your MAC address,
and be sure not to broadcast hidden networks.