08.11.2016 15:10 Age: 3 yrs

News Coverage for Vasilios Mavroudis' Work on Ultrasound Cross-device Tracking

A recent presentation on Blackhat Europe given by UCL's Vasilios Mavroudis and POLIMI's Federico Maggi discusses the potential attacks and countermeasures that are possible using ultrasounds for cross-device communication. The presentation is based on joint research by UCL, POLIMI and UCSB.  Their findings demonstrate that attackers can imperceptibly exchange information between devices, thus bypassing security measures such as sandboxing or permissions management. 

The presentation has gathered a large amount of media coverage including WIRED, New Scientist and Slashdot.

More information is available in the project's website.

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