Scalable Location Verification for Internet Clients

Roberti, Michele (2019) Scalable Location Verification for Internet Clients. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria e scienze informatiche [LM-DM270] - Cesena, Documento full-text non disponibile
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Secure Internet geolocation has many practical applications. For example, a mail server may use a client’s physical location information in realtime as an additional authentication, factor to augment password-based authentica- tion. Many applications employ location-aware access policies for content, such as media streaming. Online voter fraud can also be reduced if the voter’s location can be verified in realtime. Fraud reduction in e-commerce applications can be controlled if the locations of credit-card and cheque- based transactions can be verified. Most approaches known to be used in practice for location determination can be easily forged by an adversary. IP-address based techniques are prone to IP-forging tactics, in which the adversary connects through a VPN or a proxy server. GPS or WiFi Positioning System (WPS) coordinates could be forged before submission, since they often employ no integrity protection. This thesis aims at devising and evaluating scalable measurement-based lo- cation verification techniques for the Internet. Network delays between the participating client and a group of verifiers will be used to assess claims made the client about being physically present in a prescribed geographic region. The deployability and efficacy of the new techniques will be evaluated using distributed infrastructure on cloud servers.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Roberti, Michele
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Internet Geolocation,Location-Based Services,Deployability,Scalability,Calibration
Data di discussione della Tesi
21 Marzo 2019

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