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We consider a system with a single base station communicating with multiple users over orthogonal channels while being assisted by multiple relays. Several recent works have suggested that, in such a scenario, selection, i.e., a single relay helping the source, is the best relaying option in terms of the resulting complexity and overhead. However, in a(More)
Inspired by biological communication systems, molecular communication has been proposed as a viable scheme to communicate between nano-sized devices separated by a very short distance. Here, molecules are released by the transmitter into the medium, which are then sensed by the receiver. This paper develops a preliminary version of such a communication(More)
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Network Pump, or Pump, is a standard for mitigating covert channels that arise in a multilevel secure (MLS) system when a high user (HU) sends acknowledgements to a low user (LU). The issue here is that HU can encode information in the "timings" of the acknowledgements. The Pump aims at mitigating the covert timing(More)
We study the privacy compromise due to a queuing side channel which arises when a resource is shared between two users in the context of packet networks. The adversary tries to learn about the legitimate users activities by sending a small but frequent probe stream to the shared resource (e.g., a router). We show that for current frequently used scheduling(More)
—Communication between a transmitter and a receiver using electromagnetic waves does not scale to nano-sizes. To enable communication between nano-sized devices separated by a short distance, molecular communication has recently been proposed as a feasible scheme. The transmitter disperses molecules into the medium, which propagate to, and are sensed by,(More)
—This paper presents a dangerous low-cost traffic analysis attack in packet-based networks, such as the Internet. The attack is mountable in any scenario where a shared routing resource exists among users. A real-world attack successfully compromised the privacy of a user without requiring significant resources in terms of access, memory, or computational(More)
—We consider a system with a single base station communicating with multiple users over orthogonal channels while being assisted by multiple relays. Several recent works have suggested that selection, i.e., a single relay helping the source, is the best option in terms of the resulting complexity and overhead. However, in a multiuser setting, optimal relay(More)
In multi-tasking systems where a finite resource is to be shared, a scheduler dictates how the resource is divided among competing processes. Examples of systems which have schedulers include, a computer where the CPU needs to be shared between the different threads running, a cloud computing infrastructure with shared computing resources, a network router(More)