The Leaking Battery - A Privacy Analysis of the HTML5 Battery Status API
IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive, Volume 2015, 2015, Pages 254-263.
We highlight privacy risks associated with the HTML5 Battery Status API. We put special focus on its implementation in the Firefox browser. Our study shows that websites can discover the capacity of users’ batteries by exploiting the high precision readouts provided by Firefox on Linux. The capacity of the battery, as well as its level, e...More
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