© 2015

Traceback and Anonymity


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 1-3
  3. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 5-13
  4. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 15-22
  5. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 23-47
  6. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 49-56
  7. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 57-74
  8. Xinyuan Wang, Douglas Reeves
    Pages 75-76
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 77-80

About this book


This brief systematically examines the trackback problem and its interaction with low-latency anonymous communication. First, it provides an overview of the common techniques a network-based attack may use to hide its origin and identity. Then the authors explore the MIX-based anonymity and the building blocks of low-latency anonymous communication. Later chapters offer a comprehensive study of the timing attacks on low-latency anonymous communication, and analyze the fundamental limitations of low-latency anonymous communication from the perspective of timing-based covert channel.


Suitable for professionals and researchers, Traceback and Anonymity is a close look at a key aspect of cyber security studies. Advanced-level students interested in cyber security techniques or networking will also find the content valuable.


Traceback Low-latency anonymous network Anonymity Timing attack Flow watermarking

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Traceback and Anonymity
  • Authors Xinyuan Wang
    Douglas Reeves
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3439-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-3441-6
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 80
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Applications
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