Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Privacy leaks monitoring and control
We are collaborating with the startup Novathings to deploy early stage privacy leaks monitoring and control solutions. We have proposed in Meddle a VPN based infrastructure performing SSL-bumping in order to capture all the mobile data traffic and to inspect even the SSL flows. The biggest advantage is that, as most mobile platforms support VPNs, we don't need any installation or root access on the devices to perform traffic redirection and inspection. We have a Carnot funding for a one year engineer position that started in April 2015 to implement a new solution on a home appliance sold by Novathings to improve transparency and control for personal devices.
We implemented a first prototype on a raspberry Pi device and started an integration following the Novathings graphical chart. See http://www.novathings.com/#/?lang=en .