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[liberationtech] Traffic Analysis Countermeasures

Charles Allhands allhands55 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 08:51:23 PDT 2013


Thanks for the link! Is there a reason why mix networks aren't commonly
used? I see mixminion hasn't been worked on in years.

         -Charles


On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:

> Mix Networks are designed to do this, with remailers being
> implementations of them (although quite out of date, and best studied
> academically and not relied on.  An intro, in blog form, is here:
> https://crypto.is/blog/
>
> Shared Mailboxes like the usenet group alt.anonymous.messages also are
> designed to defeat traffic analysis, and are in the same state of
> disrepair and academic study.  I aim to present more about AAM this
> month: http://defcon.org/html/defcon-21/dc-21-speakers.html#Ritter
>
> I agree, I think defeating traffic analysis and metadata collection is
> crucial - but we don't have many mature tools that aim to do this.
> Tor is the best example.
>
> -tom
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