Untraceable Electronic Mail, Return Addresses, and Digital Pseudonyms

@article{Chaum1981UntraceableEM,
  title={Untraceable Electronic Mail, Return Addresses, and Digital Pseudonyms},
  author={David Chaum},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1981},
  volume={24},
  pages={84-88}
}
A technique based on public key cryptography is presented that allows an electronic mail system to hide who a participant communicates with as well as the content of the communication in spite of an unsecured underlying telecommunication system. The technique does not require a universally trusted authority. One correspondent can remain anonymous to a second, while allowing the second to respond via an untraceable return address. The technique can also be used to form rosters of untraceable… CONTINUE READING
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