Traffic Analysis Attacks and Trade-Offs in Anonymity Providing Systems

  title={Traffic Analysis Attacks and Trade-Offs in Anonymity Providing Systems},
  author={Adam Back and Ulf M{\"o}ller and Anton Stiglic},
  booktitle={Information Hiding},
Wediscussproblemsandtrade-ofs with systemsproviding anonymity for webbrowsing(or moregenerallyany communicationsystemthatrequireslow latency interaction).We focuson two main systems:theFreedomnetwork [12] andPipeNet[8]. AlthoughFreedomis efficientandreasonablysecureagainstdenial of serviceattacks,it is vulnerableto somegenerictraffic analysisattacks, which we describe.On theotherhand,we look at PipeNet,a simpletheoretical modelwhich protectsagainstthetraffic analysisattackswe point out,but is… CONTINUE READING
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