Enabling Location Privacy in Wireless Personal Area Networks
Source: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Location privacy is one of the major security problems in a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). An eavesdropper can keep track of the place and time mobile devices are communicating. The hardware address of a device can often be linked to the identity of the user operating the mobile device; this represents a violation of the user's privacy. This paper considers four communication scenarios and present several techniques to solve the location privacy problem in each of these scenarios. The authors will also show that these scenarios are related to each other.