DEMO: Panoptiphone: How Unique is Your Wi-Fi Device?

Célestin Matte 1, 2 Mathieu Cunche 1, 2
2 PRIVATICS - Privacy Models, Architectures and Tools for the Information Society
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : MAC address randomization in Wi-Fi-enabled devices has recently been adopted to prevent passive tracking of mobile devices. However, Wi-Fi frames still contain fields that can be used to fingerprint devices and potentially allow tracking. Panoptiphone is a tool inspired by the web browser fingerprinting tool Panopticlick, which aims to show the identifying information that can be found in the frames broadcast by a Wi-Fi-enabled device. Information is passively collected from devices that have their Wi-Fi interface enabled, even if they are not connected to an access point. Panoptiphone uses this information to create a fingerprint of the device and empirically evaluate its uniqueness among a database of fingerprints. The user is then shown how much identifying information its device is leaking through Wi-Fi and how unique it is.
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Célestin Matte, Mathieu Cunche. DEMO: Panoptiphone: How Unique is Your Wi-Fi Device?. ACM WiSec 2016, Jul 2016, Darmstadt, Germany. ⟨10.1145/2939918.2942417⟩. ⟨hal-01330479⟩

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