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Traffic Analysis: A New Aspect of Privacy on the Internet. Andrew Hintz http://guh.nu. Overview. Current Privacy Measures Problem of Traffic Analysis Preventing Traffic Analysis. Encryption. Most people rely on encryption to ensure confidentiality

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Traffic analysis a new aspect of privacy on the internet

Traffic Analysis:A New Aspect of Privacy on the Internet

Andrew Hintz

http://guh.nu


Overview
Overview

  • Current Privacy Measures

  • Problem of Traffic Analysis

  • Preventing Traffic Analysis


Encryption
Encryption

  • Most people rely on encryption to ensure confidentiality

  • No one except the intended recipient can read the messages

  • The paths of communication are still visible


Traffic analysis
Traffic Analysis

  • Someone watching a network can see the paths of communication

  • For example, a government could notice that a citizen was going to a website which contains subversive material


Current solution redirectors
Current Solution - Redirectors

User

Redirector

Website


Proposed solution add noise
Proposed Solution – Add Noise

User

Fake

Real

Fake

Fake


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Traffic Analysis is a new privacy concern

  • Ways to alleviate the problem

    • Redirector

    • Noise

      Any questions, comments, or ideas?


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