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Compromising cloaking-based location privacy preserving mechanisms with location injection attacks

Jin, L and Palanisamy, B and Joshi, J (2014) Compromising cloaking-based location privacy preserving mechanisms with location injection attacks. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Cloaking-based location privacy preserving mechanisms have been widely adopted to protect users' location privacy while traveling on road networks. However, a fundamental limitation of such mechanisms is that users in the system are inherently trusted and assumed to always report their true locations. Such vulnerability can lead to a new class of attacks called location injection attacks which can successfully break users' anonymity among a set of users through the injection of fake user accounts and incorrect location updates. In this paper, we characterize location injection attacks, demonstrate their effectiveness through experiments on real-world geographic maps and discuss possible defense mechanisms to protect against location injection attacks. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jin, L
Palanisamy, BBPALAN@pitt.eduBPALAN
Joshi, Jjjoshi@pitt.eduJJOSHI0000-0003-4519-9802
Date: 3 November 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Page Range: 1439 - 1441
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/2660267.2662386
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450329576
ISSN: 1543-7221
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 13:41
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 13:55


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