Date of Award
Master of Science
Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)
Johnny S. Wong
Anonymity is a valued commodity on the Internet many uses take advantage of. Unfortunately, anonymity and credibility are essentially mutually exclusive. A practical method to determine request creditability without also inheriting the capability to identify the exclusive source of a request is not in practice. Previous research efforts have proposed methods to ensure anonymous communication, but most sacrifice either authorization or privacy. We propose a scheme that allows a message sender to prove his or her creditability without also providing any participant capability to identify the source. In addition, the scheme is resists sybil attacks and disjoints correlation of independent message to a similar source.
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Lucas D. Witt
Witt, Lucas D., "A formal approach toward authenticated authorization without identification" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15313.