Poster Abstract: Localization from Activity Sensor Data

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In this work, we show that sensor data may leak a sensor’s location even if the latter is not explicitly included in the data set. The sensors are localized by linking sensor data, in particular activity data, with publicly available environmental data such as weather data. We show that using a linkage attack a cow can be localized within an entire country with an average accuracy of up to 32.6 km solely from activity traces recorded with a tracker in the cow’s stomach.
Period16 Nov 2020
Event title18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems: SenSys 2020
Event typeConference
LocationVirtual, Yokohama, JapanShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational