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Cleartext data transmissions in consumer IoT medical devices

Author(s): Wood, D; Apthorpe, N; Feamster, Nick

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Abstract: This paper introduces a method to capture network traffic from medical IoT devices and automatically detect cleartext information that may reveal sensitive medical conditions and behaviors. The research follows a three-step approach involving traffic collection, cleartext detection, and metadata analysis.We analyze four popular consumer medical IoT devices, including one smart medical device that leaks sensitive health information in cleartext.We also present a traffic capture and analysis system that seamlessly integrates with a home network and offers a user-friendly interface for consumers to monitor and visualize data transmissions of IoT devices in their homes.
Publication Date: 2017
Citation: Wood, D, Apthorpe, N, Feamster, N. (2017). Cleartext data transmissions in consumer IoT medical devices. 7 - 12. doi:10.1145/3139937.3139939
DOI: doi:10.1145/3139937.3139939
Pages: 7 - 12
Type of Material: Conference Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: IoT S and P 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Internet of Things Security and Privacy, co-located with CCS 2017
Version: Author's manuscript

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