Surviving Your Phone: Protecting Mobile Communications With Tor presented at Blackhat Europe 2010

by Marco Bonetti,

Tags: Security Privacy Business Development Browser

Summary : Tor is a software project that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.
Unfortunately, with the new features of HTML5 and browser built-in geolocation being pushed into the Web2.0 world and on mobile phones and browser, it's becoming harder and harder to keep the users' privacy safe. This presentation will describe the problems which are arising around the use of these new technologies and how they can be (ab)used to attack Tor users. It will also describe where the development is going to protect mobile phone users privacy and let them survive their own devices.