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Anonymous web browsing through predicted pages

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posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Shui Yu, Theerasak Thapngam, H Tse, J Wang
Anonymous web browsing is an emerging hot topic with many potential applications for privacy and security. However, research on low latency anonymous communication, such as web browsing, is quite limited; one reason is the intolerable delay caused by the current dominant dummy packet padding strategy, as a result, it is hard to satisfy perfect anonymity and limited delay at the same time for web browsing. In this paper, we extend our previous proposal on using prefetched web pages as cover traffic to obtain perfect anonymity for anonymous web browsing, we further explore different aspects in this direction. Based on Shannon’s perfect secrecy theory, we formally established a mathematical model for the problem, and defined a metric to measure the cost of achieving perfect anonymity. The experiments on a real world data set demonstrated that the proposed strategy can reduce delay more than ten times compared to the dummy packet padding methods, which confirmed the vast potentials of the proposed strategy.

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Event

Global Communications Conference, Exhibition and Industry Forum (53rd : 2010 : Miami, Florida)

Pagination

1581 - 1585

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Miami, Fla.

Place of publication

United States

Start date

2010-12-06

End date

2010-12-10

ISBN-13

9781424488650

Language

eng

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2010, IEEE

Title of proceedings

IEEE Globecom 2010 : Proceedings of the 53rd Global Communications Conference, Exhibition and Industry Forum

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