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Hotspot ID™ tracks all WiFi connections and warns users when they connect to an unsafe WiFi Access Point.
See all Access Points in range - not just the networks
Certified Access Point - registered by the owner
Positive reputation based on crowdsourced fingerprints.
Neutral reputation based on crowdsourced fingerprints.
Bad reputation based on crowdsourced fingerprints (*).
[no badge] Access Point have not been fingerprinted yet.
indicates the Access Point you are connected to
indicates this Access Point is saved to “My places” (requires login)
Status of your connection to this Access Point.
The slider shows your connection status for this Access Point. Just click to disconnect or connect.
The icon indicates how Hotspot ID™ trusts this Access Point. The number in brackets shows how many times this Access Point has been fingerprinted by the crowd
Indication if the "owner" registered this Access Point with Hotspot ID™. Certified Access Points have a higher trust ranking.
City, Country where the Access Point is located.
Average rating by Hotspot ID™ users with total ratings given.
Access Point saved as a favorite.
Security protocol in use.
Frequency in use.
Channel in use.
(*) User login required to use these functions
The Hotspot ID™ notifications show details of all fingerprint check results.
The HotspotID notifications show details of all fingerprint check results.
The notifications keep you informed about the actual fingerprint check results for each WiFi connection.
will trigger a long vibration as a warning and will Turn off WiFi. (Configured in Settings)
This is part of the “Set it & Forget it” mode. In combination with the security settings, Automatic Fingerprinting will do all the heavy lifting for you.
We use your device’s location data (anonymised) as the Access Point location.
Hotspot ID™ exchanges data between your device and the server over mobile data when you cannot login on WiFi. (Fingerprinting requires WiFi)
Warning with vibration when a rogue Access Point is detected.
Turn off WiFi when a rogue Access Point is detected.
Hotspot ID™ monitors the profiles of all the WiFi networks each user connects to. The Access Point shows these observations and warns you when suspicious networks are detected.
The Hotspot ID™ App works in the background to fingerprint (1) background to fingerprint all WiFi connections. This data is relayed to the Hotspot IDserver,where it is logged and our algorithm (2) checks it against known Wi-Fi attack scenarios (3). The fingerprint check result is then used to calculate a reputation rating for the Access Point (AP) checked.
All Hotspot ID users become active participants in wifi security surveillance, to the benefit of the full user community.
After 3 years research with the SNT(*), we found out that each WiFi Access Point has a unique fingerprint.
HotspotID can uniquely identify each individual WiFi Access Point with a very high degree of certainty and it can detect "rogue" Access Points disguised as legitimate ones
(*) SnT (Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust)
The more WiFi fingerprints you collect the smarter Hotspot ID™ gets.
Each positive fingerprint improves the data and makes it easier to spot anomalies.
Data produced by a mass of legitimate users cannot be faked by a minority of bad individuals.
Just start Hotspot ID™. The rest is automatic (*).
HotspotID fingerprints each WiFi Access Point you connect to and updates our servers. Next, our algorithm analyses the data. The result is sent back to your phone and you are warned if you are connected to a "rogue" Access Point.
(*) With default settings.
(1) . The Fingerprinting process registers all new AP the app sees and checks the fingerprints for AP already in the DB. Auto-fingerprinting can be managed in the app settings.
(2) Research partner: Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trustat the University of Luxembourg (SnT- www.uni.lu/snt).
(3) The fingerprint check tests for the following EVIL TWIN (ET) attack scenarios:
REPLACEMENT(SPOOFING): A legitimate AP is replaced by the ET
COEXISTENCE(ROGUE AP): The ET and legitimate AP coexist in the same location.
REMOTE CLONE: The ET is setup in a different location
AD HOC CLONE: The ET is created on-the-fly by answering probe requests from target device looking for a connection
Access Point Certification(APC) is a subscription based service whereby Hotspot ID™ verifies
the ownership of a WiFi Access Point.
Access Point Certification improves user security as follows :
● Wifi attack scenarios can be detected with higher reliability.
● Certified Access Points are clearly identified in the Hotspot ID™ app. Users can easily verify the AP owner details.
This service will be offered commercially this summer. In the mean time if you are interested please contact us at email@example.com.