Toward Trustworthy Mobile Sensing

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

Commodity mobile devices have been utilized as sensor nodes in a variety of domains, including citizen journalism, mobile social services, and domestic eldercare. In each of these domains, data integrity and device-owners' privacy are first-class concerns, but current approaches to secure sensing fail to balance these properties. External signing infrastructure cannot attest to the values generated by a device's sensing hardware, while trusted sensing hardware does not allow users to securely reduce the fidelity of readings in order to preserve their privacy.