Title: Reasoning about the Anonymity Provided by Pool Mixes that Generate Dummy Traffic
Authors: Diaz, Claudia
Preneel, Bart
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Host Document: Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:3200 pages:309-325
Conference: IH 2004 date:May 23-25, 2004
Abstract: In this paper we study the anonymity provided by generalized mixes that insert dummy traffic. Mixes are an essential component to offer anonymous email services. We indicate how to compute the recipient and sender anonymity and we point out some problems that may arise from the intuitive extension of the metric to take into account dummies. Two possible ways of inserting dummy traffic axe discussed and compared. An active attack scenario is considered, and the anonymity provided by mixes under the attack is analyzed.
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics

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