Effect of Group Based Synchronization on User Anonymity in Mix Networks

Aksoy A, Kesdogan D (2023)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2023

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery

Conference Proceedings Title: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Event location: Benevento, ITA

ISBN: 9798400707728

DOI: 10.1145/3600160.3604998


In so-called closed environments, the MIX network can theoretically provide perfect security, i.e. if perfect protection is envisaged, all senders and receivers should be perfectly synchronized and participate equally in each communication round of the MIX technique. In the context of open environments (e.g., the Internet), there is no synchronization between the participants and here the technique is vulnerable to known analyses such as (statistical) disclosure attacks. In short, the Mix technology is highly dependent on its application context in which it involves the participants. In this work, we study the effect of context in terms of synchronization rate, present two different synchronization approaches and evaluate their protection against disclosure attacks.

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Aksoy, A., & Kesdogan, D. (2023). Effect of Group Based Synchronization on User Anonymity in Mix Networks. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Benevento, ITA: Association for Computing Machinery.


Aksoy, Alperen, and Dogan Kesdogan. "Effect of Group Based Synchronization on User Anonymity in Mix Networks." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2023, Benevento, ITA Association for Computing Machinery, 2023.

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