A Historical Probability Based Noise Generation Strategy for Privacy Protection in Cloud Computing

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing promises an open environment where customers can deploy IT services in pay-as-you-go fashion while saving huge capital investment in their own IT infrastructure. Due to the openness, various malicious service providers can exist. Such service providers may record service requests from a customer and then collectively deduce the customer private information. Therefore, customers need to take certain actions to protect their privacy. Obfuscation with noise injection, that mixes noise service requests with real customer service requests so that service providers will be confused about which requests are real ones, is an effective approach in this regard if those request occurrence probabilities are about the same.

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