The Trust Economy of Brief Encounters

  • Ross Anderson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7028)


The security of ad-hoc networks has been a subject of academic study for about fifteen years. In the process it’s thrown up all sorts of provocative ideas, from Berkeley’s Smart Dust to our suicide bombing protocol [1,2]. Now that a number of ad-hoc network technologies are being deployed, it turns out that reality is even stranger. After giving an overview of the history, I’ll look at what some real systems teach us.


Security Protocol Reputation System Industrial Control System Covert Community Methyl Isocyanate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ross Anderson
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  1. 1.University of Cambridge Computer LaboratoryUK

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