Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Weekly Papers - Oct 10

Playing Devil’s Advocate: Inferring Sensitive Information from Anonymized Network Traces

The paper by Coull, Wright, Monrose, Collins, and Reiter that looks at how good the state of the art anonomyzation schemes with regards to hiding identity appeared in NDSS 2007. With a bit of data mining (clustering), DNS, and search engines, the work attempts to infer identity despite anonymization.

Very cool results demonstrating what I think those who have been skeptical of anonymization have suspected for quite some time.

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