[guardian-dev] wifi-based location spoofing

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Mon Feb 27 15:08:08 EST 2012


At 6:30, Julian Oliver describes a nice project, they basically have a
bunch of wifi routers in their studio in Berlin, then a mirrored set in
another spot in a gallery, then they tunnel the traffic from the gallery
and the studio so that the wifi footprint looks the same.  I.e if there
was a network called "CafeWifi" by their studio, they have an AP in the
gallery called "CafeWifi", and then they do that for each wifi AP in the
studio area.

The affect is that all of the location services that use wifi SSID/BSSID
data for location will then think that they are located at the studio.
If you want to spoof a crowd of smartphone users to think they are
somewhere very different, here's how ;-)


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