Untraceable electronic mail, return addresses, and digital pseudonyms

  title={Untraceable electronic mail, return addresses, and digital pseudonyms},
  author={D. Chaum},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • D. Chaum
  • Published 1981
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • 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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