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Camera-based Attacks on Android Mobile Devices
Date: 2016/5/20             Browse: 293

Camera-based Attacks on Android Mobile Devices

Speaker: Xiaojiang Du

Time: May 20, 3:20pm - 4:20pm.

Location: Room 105, H2 Building


Today’s mobile devices are very powerful and many mobile device applications (apps) have been developed and deployed. With the increasing usage of mobile devices, mobile device security has become a critical issue that affects billions of users. As the most popular mobile operating system, Android security has been extensively studied by researchers. However, few works have studied camera related attacks on mobile devices. In this work, we focus on security issues related with mobile device cameras. Specifically, we discover several new attacks that exploit mobile device cameras. We implement the attacks on real Android phones and demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the attacks. Furthermore, we propose a lightweight defense scheme that can effectively detect these attacks.


Dr. Xiaojiang Du is currently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Du received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Automation from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland College Park in 2002 and 2003, respectively. His research interests are mobile device security, wireless security, security of Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems, security of cloud computing, wireless networks, computer networks and systems. He has published over 180 journal and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Du has been awarded more than 5 million US dollars research grants from the US National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Air Force Research Lab, NASA, the State of Pennsylvania, and Amazon. He serves on the editorial boards of three international journals, including the IEEE Wireless Communications magazine. Dr. Du served as the lead Chair of the Communication and Information Security Symposium of the IEEE International Communication Conference (ICC) 2015, and a co-Chair of Mobile and Wireless Networks Track of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2015. He is (was) a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of several premier IEEE/ACM conferences, such as INFOCOM (2007 - 2017), IM, NOMS, ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, BroadNet, and IPCCC. Dr. Du is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Life Member of ACM.


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