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Nearby threats: Reversing, analyzing, and attacking Google’s ‘nearby connections’ on android

Abstract:

Google’s Nearby Connections API enables any Android (and Android Things) application to provide proximitybased services to its users, regardless of their network connectivity. The API uses Bluetooth BR/EDR, Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi to let “nearby” clients (discoverers) and servers (advertisers) connect and exchange different types of payloads. The implementation of the API is proprietary, closed-source and obfuscated. The updates of the API are automatically installed by Google across different...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.14722/ndss.2019.23367

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Computer Science
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9471-9985
Publisher:
Internet Society Publisher's website
Publication date:
2019-02-27
Acceptance date:
2018-11-11
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pubs:953376
URN:
uri:3471c4b6-d4b3-4608-80ef-a7f5ef7f3398
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uuid:3471c4b6-d4b3-4608-80ef-a7f5ef7f3398
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pubs:953376

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