SurFi: Detecting Surveillance Camera Looping Attacks with Wi-Fi Channel State Information (Extended Version) [article]

Nitya Lakshmanan, Inkyu Bang, Min Suk Kang, Jun Han, Jong Taek Lee
2019 arXiv   pre-print
The proliferation of surveillance cameras has greatly improved the physical security of many security-critical properties including buildings, stores, and homes. However, recent surveillance camera looping attacks demonstrate new security threats - adversaries can replay a seemingly benign video feed of a place of interest while trespassing or stealing valuables without getting caught. Unfortunately, such attacks are extremely difficult to detect in real-time due to cost and implementation
more » ... raints. In this paper, we propose SurFi to detect these attacks in real-time by utilizing commonly available Wi-Fi signals. In particular, we leverage that channel state information (CSI) from Wi-Fi signals also perceives human activities in the place of interest in addition to surveillance cameras. SurFi processes and correlates the live video feeds and the Wi-Fi CSI signals to detect any mismatches that would identify the presence of the surveillance camera looping attacks. SurFi does not require the deployment of additional infrastructure because Wi-Fi transceivers are easily found in the urban indoor environment. We design and implement the SurFi system and evaluate its effectiveness in detecting surveillance camera looping attacks. Our evaluation demonstrates that SurFi effectively identifies attacks with up to an attack detection accuracy of 98.8% and 0.1% false positive rate
arXiv:1904.01350v1 fatcat:5jwaw2aq5jfbdfvjmnhcnasfba