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Pseudonym Parties : An Offline Foundation for Online Accountability ( PRELIMINARY DRAFT )

@inproceedings{Ford2007PseudonymP,
  title={Pseudonym Parties : An Offline Foundation for Online Accountability ( PRELIMINARY DRAFT )},
  author={Bryan Ford},
  year={2007}
}
Many unsolved Internet security vulnerabilities reduce to a lack ofuser accountability : any user who misbehaves— e.g., by spamming from a free E-mail account or stuffing an online ballot box—can simply open other anonymous accounts or connect from other IP addresses. The obvious solution of requiring all users to identify and authenticat e themselves to online services, through a universal publickey infrastructure (PKI) for example, is inconvenient and impractical to deploy universally, and… 
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