publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2004

New Covert Channels in HTTP

Matthias Bauer;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Apr 2004
This paper presents new methods enabling anonymous communication on the Internet. We describe a new protocol that allows us to create an anonymous overlay network by exploiting the web browsing activities of regular users. We show that the overlay network provides an anonymity set greater than the set of senders and receivers in a realistic threat model. In particular, the protocol provides unobservability in our threat model.
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputerSystemsOrganization_COMPUTER-COMMUNICATIONNETWORKS
free text keywords: Computer Science - Cryptography and Security, Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture, C.2.0, K.4.1, Mix network, Overlay, Covert channel, Threat model, The Internet, business.industry, business, Overlay network, World Wide Web, Computer science, Anonymity, Web browser
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