Towards Measuring Anonymity

@inproceedings{Daz2002TowardsMA,
  title={Towards Measuring Anonymity},
  author={C. D{\'i}az and S. Seys and J. Claessens and B. Preneel},
  booktitle={Privacy Enhancing Technologies},
  year={2002}
}
  • C. Díaz, S. Seys, +1 author B. Preneel
  • Published in
    Privacy Enhancing…
    2002
  • Computer Science
  • This paper introduces an information theoretic model that allows to quantify the degree of anonymity provided by schemes for anonymous connections. It considers attackers that obtain probabilistic information about users. The degree is based on the probabilities an attacker, after observing the system, assigns to the different users of the system as being the originators of a message. As a proof of concept, the model is applied to some existing systems. The model is shown to be very useful for… CONTINUE READING
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