To conduct the experiments we create a hotspot by connecting the laptop to the Internet via Ethernet cable, as shown in the diagram below.
We then connect the smartphone on this Wi-Fi hotspot. On the laptop we have installed all the tools required to test the apps such as
Wireshark, Burpsuit, mitmproxy, and Python.
In order to test each application we manually simulate a typical use for 10 to 15 minutes.
The time spent on each application varies and exclusively depends on its type. During the simulation:
|Categories of data||Data types|
|Behavior||Eployment (Job Searches)|
|Medical||Private Messaging (chats, texts, etc.)||Searching|
|Personal Indentifying Infromation||Address|
|Date of Birth|
|Device Information (e.g. Device ID)|