Finding The Stars In The Fireworks: Deep Understanding Of Motion Sensor Fingerprint

Authors:
Huiqi Liu University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
Xiangyang Li University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
Lan Zhang University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
Yaochen Xie University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
Zhenan Wu University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
Qian Dai University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
Ge Chen Tencent OMG AdTech, P.R. China
Chunxiao Wan Tencent OMG AdTech, P.R. China

Abstract:

With the proliferation of mobile devices and various sensors (e.g., GPS, magnetometer, accelerometers, gyroscopes) equipped , richer services, e.g. location based services, are provided to users. A series of methods have been proposed to protect the users' privacy, especially the trajectory privacy. Hardware fingerprinting has been demonstrated to be a surprising and effective source for identifying/authenticating devices. In this work, we show that a few data samples collected from the motion sensors are enough to uniquely identify the source mobile device, i.e., the raw motion sensor data serves as a fingerprint of the mobile device. Specifically, we first analytically understand the fingerprinting capacity using features extracted from hardware data. To capture the essential device feature automatically, we design a multi-LSTM neural network to fingerprint mobile device sensor in real-life uses, instead of using handcrafted features by existing work. Using data collected over 6 months, for arbitrary user movements, our fingerprinting model achieves 93% F-score given one second data, while the state-of-the-art work achieves 79% F-score. Given ten seconds randomly sampled data, our model can achieve 98.8% accuracy. We also propose a novel generative model to modify the original sensor data and yield anonymized data with little fingerprint information while retain good data utility.

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