Tetherway: A Framework for Tethering Camouflage

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
The rapidly increasing data usage and overload in mobile broadband networks has driven mobile network providers to actively detect and bill customers who tether tablets and laptops to their mobile phone for mobile internet access. However, users may not be willing to pay additional fees only because they use their bandwidth differently, and may consider tethering detection as violation of their privacy. Furthermore, accurate tethering detection is becoming harder for providers as many modern Smartphones are under full control of the user, running customized, complex software and applications similar to desktop systems.
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