Analysis and Improvement of an Anonymity Scheme for P2P Reputation Systems.
ABSTRACT In 2006, Miranda et al. proposed an anonymity scheme to achieve peers' anonymity in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) reputation systems. In this paper, we show that this scheme can not achieve peers' anonymity in two cases. We also propose an improvement which solves the problem and improves the degree of anonymity.
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ABSTRACT: In ubiquitous networks, the multiple devices carried by an user may unintentionally expose information about her habits or preferences. This information leakage can compromise the users' right to privacy. A common approach to increase privacy is to hide the user real identity under a pseudonym. Unfortunately, pseudonyms may interfere with the reputation systems that are often used to assert the reliability of the information provided by the participants in the network. This paper presents a framework for combining anonymity with reputation and shows that it can be configured to provide a desired degree of balance between these two conflicting goals. The proposed solution leverages on well-known cryptographic techniques, such as public key infrastructure and blind signaturesMobile and Ubiquitous Systems, Annual International Conference on. 07/2006;