6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

EagleVision: A pervasive mobile device protection system

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6855,
        author={Ka Yang and Nalin  Subramanian and Daji  Qiao and Wensheng  Zhang},
        title={EagleVision: A pervasive mobile device protection system},
        proceedings={6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2009},
        month={11},
        keywords={Airports Libraries Personal digital assistants Portable computers Protection Prototypes Sensor systems Smart phones Testing Wireless sensor networks},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6855}
    }
    
  • Ka Yang
    Nalin Subramanian
    Daji Qiao
    Wensheng Zhang
    Year: 2009
    EagleVision: A pervasive mobile device protection system
    MOBIQUITOUS
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6855
Ka Yang1, Nalin Subramanian1, Daji Qiao1, Wensheng Zhang1
  • 1: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa - 50011

Abstract

Mobile devices like laptops, iPhones and PDAs are highly susceptible to theft in public places like airport terminal, library and cafe. Moreover, the exposure of sensitive data stored in the mobile device could be more damaging than the loss of device itself. In this work, we propose and implement a pervasive mobile device protection system, named EagleVision, based on sensing and wireless networking technologies. Comparing with existing solutions, EagleVision is unique in providing an integrated protection to both device and data. It is a context-aware system which adjusts the protection level to the mobile device dynamically according to the context information such as the user proximity to the mobile device, which is collected via the interactions between the sensors carried by the user, embedded with the mobile device and deployed in the surrounding environment. Furthermore, it does not require explicit user intervention to utilize the system and hence avoid adding extra distractions to the user. Prototype implementation and extensive field test results demonstrate the effectiveness of EagleVision.