2013 Poster Sessions : Smartphone Fingerprinting: By Their Sensors You Will Recognize Them

Student Name : Hristo Bojinov
Advisor : Dan Boneh
Research Areas: Computer Systems
Abstract:
We present a novel technique for tracking mobile device identity based on calculating sensor fingerprints. Some implementations of our fingerprinting scheme work even in non-privileged execution environments such as JavaScript code running inside mobile browsers. Our work has implications for mobile device identification on the Internet and also informs future policy decisions regarding the sensitivity classification of device data.

Bio:
Hristo Bojinov is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the Security Lab of Stanford University, advised by Prof. Dan Boneh. His research at Stanford focuses on mobile device security. Hristo has vast industry experience in software and security R&D, having served most recently as CSO of 3LM Inc., a company focused on customizing Android for enterprise deployments.