PlaceRaider: Virtual Theft in Physical Spaces with Smartphones
Author(s): Robert Templeman, Zahid Rahman, David Crandall, Apu Kapadia
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Date: 23 Apr 2013
Document Type: Presentations
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013
We introduce PlaceRaider, a proof-of-concept mobile malware that exploits a smartphone’s camera and onboard sensors to reconstruct rich, 3D models of the victim’s indoor space using only opportunistically taken photos. Attackers can use these models to engage in remote reconnaissance and virtual theft of the victims’ environment. We substantiate this threat through human subject studies.