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Anonymous Web Browsing Against Traffic Analysis Attacks by Reusing the Cache Memory

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Executive Summary

Anonymous web browsing is a hot topic with many potential applications for privacy reasons. However, there are few such systems which can provide high level anonymity for web browsing. The reason is the current dominant dummy packet padding method for anonymization against traffic analysis attacks. This method inherits huge delay and bandwidth waste, which inhibits its use for web browsing. In this paper, the authors propose a predicted packet padding strategy for the case of infinite cache size to replace the dummy packet padding method for anonymous web browsing systems. The proposed strategy reduces the delay and bandwidth waste.

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