Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES '13)
November 4, 2013, Berlin, Germany
We present the design and prototype implementation of ConScript, a framework
anonymous communication system. When a Web user visits a cooperative Web site,
to create and submit "dummy" messages into the anonymity system.
Users who want to send non-dummy messages through the anonymity
system use a browser plug-in to replace these dummy messages with
real messages. Creating such conscripted anonymity sets can increase
the anonymity set size available to users of remailer, e-voting, and
verifiable shuffle-style anonymity systems. We outline ConScript’s
architecture, we address a number of potential attacks against
ConScript, and we discuss the ethical issues related to deploying
such a system. Our implementation results demonstrate the
practicality of ConScript: a workstation running our prototype
in 81 milliseconds and it generates a dummy message for a
DoS-resistant DC-net in 156 milliseconds.
Proceedings version: PDF.
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This material is based upon work supported by the Defense Advanced Research Agency
(DARPA) and SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, Contract No. N66001-11-C-4018.