LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014
LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014

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Talks > I can track you, they can track you, everybody can track you.

Status

This talk has been approved for this year's edition. Check the calendar for more information.

Language

English

Abstract

In this talk, I'll explain how smartphones with wireless technology can be a threat to your privacy .

A malicious user/government agency/stalker/ninja, armed with cheap hardware device(s) can abuse the wireless communications used by common smartphones and retrieve valuable information in order to track you down and, in the most cases even find out the geolocation of your home/work etc.

All this stuff can be done by anyone and, does not require any interaction with the main target(s) or physical access to the smartphone. I'll show you how can be performed. It is quick, stealth and invisible.

Proposal date

2013-12-30 14:22:52

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Ricardo Machado
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Seems interesting. Will it have a practical example? :)

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José Lopes (Sá)
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will be nice to see how tracking can be done in practice, would also love to see a demo maybe? :D

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Miguel Mota Veiga
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+ José Lopes (Sá), + Ricardo Machado,

Sure, it will have some examples.
Just to be clear, when I said "wireless technology", what I truly mean is IEEE 802.11.

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Filipe Reis
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I'll track this one :)

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Igor Antunes
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Hope to see you at codebits making your presentation xD

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Lino Silva
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You got me at "I CAN TRACK YOU". Upvoted!

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Emanuel Alves
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"What is privacy? Baby, don't track me. Don't track me no more." :P

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Filipe Lopes
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Will your talk include some way to prevent this kind of threat?

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Gonçalo Valério
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Good one!
And yes, ways to mitigate the threat would be a plus!

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Rafael Albuquerque
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Any approach on a way for this to be prevented? Would be awesome.

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David Dias
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I would be totally in for some pre-requisites with resources on this talk, so you can go deeper in the concepts and having everyone following nicely. :thumbsup:

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António Pedro Oliveira Cunha Santos
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Upvoted! ;) This should be interesting! Only using 802.11 networks ? Nicer than expected!

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Melanie Valente
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Im looking foward 2 this talk :)

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Iurie Solomon
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" It is quick, stealth and invisible."--> mesmo como um ninja

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Rui Grandão Rocha
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This one seems to be really insightfull for nowadays everyday life.

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Emanuel Alves
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+ Miguel Mota Veiga Can you order a device (ap or smartphone) to track "any" target?

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Emanuel Alves
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http://tech-diggers.com/stanford-researcher-proved-nsa-is-able-to-identify-individuals-from-phone-records/

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João Pina
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+ Miguel Mota Veiga hahaha i will see you :)

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Inês Coelho
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And it is scary.. :P

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Daniel Gonçalves Marcos
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Nice one.
Hope to see you there ;)

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João Afonso
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One of the best talks, no doubt

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Gustavo Laboreiro
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Bring your own tinfoil.

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says no...

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says no...

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Carlos Filipe Simões
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Raising awareness for this (big) issue is always welcome and encouraged!

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Nuno Veloso
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Big talk, for such small time. From the abstract it seems that it will be spot on. +1

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Sérgio Laranjeira
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You got approved!! That's great!

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Sérgio Laranjeira
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You got approved!! That's great!

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Alberto Manuel da Silva Gomes
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Good talk.
I'm very interested.

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Rúben Aguiar
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With the increase focus on privacy matters this is a promising talk.

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Mariana Medeiros
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Ninjas. They're everywhere. A very fascinating topic: a giant yes!

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Henrique Rodrigues
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Will you also be talking about the problems of non-smartphones? Mobile telephony in general looks like a security Swiss cheese.

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Tiago Sintra
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Security and privacy are always nice topics. Will attend!

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Hugo Pereira
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Glad this one was accepted. Will attend

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Andre Duarte
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1984-ish... glad it was accepted! :)

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José Pedro Marques
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Seems very interesting!

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