Introducing Anonymous Communications

8 July 2007

For many years the canonical reference for research in anonymity and anonymous communications has been the Freehaven anonymity bibliography. Claudia Diaz and George Danezis have now written a short introduction to this research field called “A survey of anonymous communication channels“.

The survey includes a discussion of definitions, metrics for anonymity, and then describes systems in order of strength. Th focus is on mixing mechanisms and onion routing, but remailers, as well as provable shuffles are explained.

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