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Publication Detail
Bridging and fingerprinting: Epistemic attacks on route selection
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Conference Proceeding
  • Authors:
    Danezis G, Syverson P
  • Publication date:
    01/09/2008
  • Pagination:
    151, 166
  • Journal:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
  • Volume:
    5134 LNCS
  • Status:
    Published
  • Print ISSN:
    0302-9743
Abstract
Users building routes through an anonymization network must discover the nodes comprising the network. Yet, it is potentially costly, or even infeasible, for everyone to know the entire network. We introduce a novel attack, the route bridging attack, which makes use of what route creators do not know of the network. We also present new discussion and results concerning route fingerprinting attacks, which make use of what route creators do know of the network. We prove analytic bounds for both route fingerprinting and route bridging and describe the impact of these attacks on published anonymity-network designs. We also discuss implications for network scaling and client-server vs. peer-to-peer systems. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
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