Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)

Major

Information Assurance

First Advisor

Johnny S. Wong

Second Advisor

Samik Basu

Third Advisor

Doug Jacobson

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16545

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Lucas D. Witt

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453129

OCLC Number

235181510

ISBN

9780549541998

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

64 pages

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