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Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties

Originální název

Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties

Anglický název

Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties

Jazyk

en

Originální abstrakt

In this paper, we perform an empirical analysis of email traffic logs obtained from a large university to better understand its impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of anonymous mix remailers. We analyzed data containing records of almost 790,000 emails sent over a period of forty days - the largest dataset we are aware of. The initial analysis of data is followed by an exploration of how variance in message arrival time and size impact the anonymity and efficiency provided by timed and threshold mixes, respectively. The analysis results are subsequently explored for their possible impact on traffic analysis.

Anglický abstrakt

In this paper, we perform an empirical analysis of email traffic logs obtained from a large university to better understand its impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of anonymous mix remailers. We analyzed data containing records of almost 790,000 emails sent over a period of forty days - the largest dataset we are aware of. The initial analysis of data is followed by an exploration of how variance in message arrival time and size impact the anonymity and efficiency provided by timed and threshold mixes, respectively. The analysis results are subsequently explored for their possible impact on traffic analysis.

BibTex


@article{BUT50799,
  author="Kamil {Malinka} and Petr {Hanáček} and Daniel {Cvrček}",
  title="Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties",
  annote="In this paper, we perform an empirical analysis of email traffic logs obtained
from a large university to better understand its impact on the effectiveness and
efficiency of anonymous mix remailers. We analyzed data containing records of
almost 790,000 emails sent over a period of forty days - the largest dataset we
are aware of. The initial analysis of data is followed by an exploration of how
variance in message arrival time and size impact the anonymity and efficiency
provided by timed and threshold mixes, respectively. The analysis results are
subsequently explored for their possible impact on traffic analysis.",
  address="NEUVEDEN",
  booktitle="Radioengineering - A Special Issue on Electronics and Software for Security and Defence",
  chapter="50799",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="NEUVEDEN",
  journal="Radioengineering",
  number="4",
  volume="2009",
  year="2010",
  month="january",
  pages="644--650",
  publisher="NEUVEDEN",
  type="journal article - other"
}