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Passive Traffic Analysis Threats and Defense

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Christian Huitema
Last updated 2014-05-09 (Latest revision 2013-11-05)
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Traffic analysis is used by various entities to derive "meta data" about Internet communications, such as who communicates with whom or what, and when. We analyze how meta-data can be extracted by monitoring IP headers, DNS traffic, and clear-text headers of commonly used protocols. We then propose a series of actions that would make traffic analysis more difficult.


Christian Huitema

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