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Reputation systems have been popular in estimating the trustworthiness and predicting the future behavior of nodes in a large-scale distributed system where nodes may transact with one another without prior knowledge or experience. One of the fundamental challenges in distributed reputation management is to understand vulnerabilities and develop mechanisms(More)
A publish-subscribe overlay service is a wide-area communication infrastructure that enables information dissemination across geographically scattered and potentially unlimited number of publishers and subscribers. A wide-area publish-subscribe (pub-sub) system is often implemented as a collection of spatially disparate nodes communicating on top of a peer(More)
Location-based services, which employ data from smartphones, vehicles, etc., are growing in popularity. To reduce the threat that shared location data poses to a user's privacy, some services anonymize or obfuscate this data. In this paper, we show these methods can be effectively defeated: a set of location traces can be deanonymized given an easily(More)
A number of recent applications have been built on distributed hash tables (DHTs) based overlay networks. Almost all DHT-based schemes employ a tight deterministic data placement and ID mapping schemes. This feature on one hand provides assurance on location of data if it exists, within a bounded number of hops, and on the other hand, opens doors for(More)
Recently, we have seen increasing numbers of denial of service (DoS) attacks against online services and Web applications either for extortion reasons or for impairing and even disabling the competition. These DoS attacks have increasingly targeted the application level. Application-level DoS attacks emulate the same request syntax and network-level traffic(More)
Secure event dissemination in a pub-sub network refers to secure distribution of events to clients subscribing to those events without revealing the secret attributes in the event to the unauthorized subscribers and the routing nodes in a pub-sub network. A common solution to provide confidentiality guarantees for the secret attributes in an event is to(More)
Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are characterized by the low node density, unpredictable node mobility and lack of global network information. Most of current research efforts in DTNs focus on data forwarding, but only limited work has been done on providing effective data access to mobile users. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to support(More)
In both the commercial and defence sectors a compelling need is emerging for the rapid, yet secure, dissemination of information across traditional organisational boundaries. In this paper we present a novel trust management paradigm for securing pan-organisational information flows that aims to address the threat of information leakage. Our trust(More)
Service composition has emerged as a fundamental technique for developing Web applications. Multiple services, often from different organizations or trust domains, may be dynamically composed to satisfy a user's request. Access control in the presence of service compositions is a challenging security problem. In this paper, we present an access control(More)
With fast-paced growth of digital data and exploding storage management costs, enterprises are looking for new ways to effectively manage their data. One such cost-effective paradigm is the cloud storage model also referred to as Storage-as-a-Service, in which enterprises <i>outsource</i> their storage to a storage service provider (SSP) by storing data(More)