Title

A Study on the Security of Data Transmission of Household Internet-Based Devices

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Computer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This study focused on the security of data transmitted using Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi based IoT devices are starting to gain more popularity. IoT devices have been expected to grow at a large rate, with some estimating a growth of 37% from 2017 to 2025 (Figliolia, 2020). The great increase, aided by the deployment of 5G cellular networks, has warranted concern for privacy and data security. This study aims to gauge the security in data transmission of household Wi-Fi devices. If various Wi-Fi based devices are tested for proper data transmission, none of the devices will have major vulnerabilities. This was based on the information about most devices having basic encryption capabilities (Lazzez, 2013). The research was conducted by performing an ARP poisoning attack on the Wi-Fi devices and intercepting packets from the devices. It was found that the VoIP phone system lacked encryption, allowing sensitive data to be captured. This research could be extended to multiple other IoT devices.

Location

HSS 206

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:15 AM

A Study on the Security of Data Transmission of Household Internet-Based Devices

HSS 206

This study focused on the security of data transmitted using Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi based IoT devices are starting to gain more popularity. IoT devices have been expected to grow at a large rate, with some estimating a growth of 37% from 2017 to 2025 (Figliolia, 2020). The great increase, aided by the deployment of 5G cellular networks, has warranted concern for privacy and data security. This study aims to gauge the security in data transmission of household Wi-Fi devices. If various Wi-Fi based devices are tested for proper data transmission, none of the devices will have major vulnerabilities. This was based on the information about most devices having basic encryption capabilities (Lazzez, 2013). The research was conducted by performing an ARP poisoning attack on the Wi-Fi devices and intercepting packets from the devices. It was found that the VoIP phone system lacked encryption, allowing sensitive data to be captured. This research could be extended to multiple other IoT devices.