Poster: Touchflood: A novel class of attacks against capacitive touchscreens

Seita Maruyama, Satohiro Wakabayashi, Tatsuya Mori

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    Abstract

    We present a novel class of attacks against capacitive touchscreens, which are common in devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. The attack we named TOUCHFLOOD aims to scatter touch events, alternating the selection of buttons on a screen. The key idea of TOUCHFLOOD is to intentionally cause a malfunction by injecting intentional noise signals from an external source. This paper describes the attack as well as the experimental results that clarify the conditions for successful attacks. The demo videos of the experiments using a smartphone are available at https://goo.gl/56G79e.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCCS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages2551-2553
    Number of pages3
    VolumePart F131467
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450349468
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 30
    Event24th ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2017 - Dallas, United States
    Duration: 2017 Oct 302017 Nov 3

    Other

    Other24th ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CCS 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityDallas
    Period17/10/3017/11/3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Maruyama, S., Wakabayashi, S., & Mori, T. (2017). Poster: Touchflood: A novel class of attacks against capacitive touchscreens. In CCS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (Vol. Part F131467, pp. 2551-2553). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3133956.3138829