5 lectures on anonymous communications
10 September 2010
I have been teaching a 4 hour course as part of the FOSAD 2010 summer school in Bertinoro, Italy, on high latency anonymous communications. Hence, I have developed my course from 3 years ago, and integrated newer material on Bayesian traffic analysis (including slides contributed by Carmela Troncoso). I also prepared a fifth lecture on low-latency anonymity system, such as Tor and Crowds, but my colleague Paul Syverson gave a separate 4 hour course just on this topic.
The structure of the 5 lectures is:
- Basic definitions & unconditional anonymity with DC-networks.
- Long-term attacks on anonymity systems (Statistical / Disclosure) and their Bayesian formulation.
- Mix networks and anonymity metrics.
- The Bayesian traffic analysis of mix networks.
- Low-latency anonymity with onion routing and crowds.