Thwarting location privacy protection in location-based social discovery services

@article{Xue2016ThwartingLP,
  title={Thwarting location privacy protection in location-based social discovery services},
  author={Minhui Xue and Yong Liu and Keith W. Ross and Haifeng Qian},
  journal={Security and Communication Networks},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={1496-1508}
}
Location-based social discovery (LBSD) services enable users to discover their geographic neighborhoods to make new friends. Original LBSD services were designed to provide the exact distances to nearby users. It has been shown that it is easy to pinpoint any target user’s location by using trilateration based on the exact distances from three fake Global Positioning System locations to the target user. To defend against the trilateration attack, contemporary LBSD services then began to report… CONTINUE READING

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