Passive-attack analysis for connection-based anonymity systems

@article{Serjantov2003PassiveattackAF,
  title={Passive-attack analysis for connection-based anonymity systems},
  author={Andrei Serjantov and Peter Sewell},
  journal={International Journal of Information Security},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={172-180}
}
In this paper we consider low-latency connection-based anonymity systems which can be used for applications like web browsing or SSH. Although several such systems have been designed and built, their anonymity has so far not been adequately evaluated. We analyse the anonymity of connection-based systems against global passive adversaries. We give a precise description of a packet-counting attack which requires a very low degree of precision from the adversary, evaluate its effectiveness against… CONTINUE READING
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