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Private and Anonymous Communication

NUMBER: 148215
SHORT: PAnoCom
MODULBEAUFTRAGTE:R: PROF. DR. CHRIS­TI­NA PÖP­PER
LECTURER: PROF. DR. CHRIS­TI­NA PÖP­PER
FACULTY: Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
LANGUAGE: Englisch
SWS: 5
CREDITS: 5
WORKLOAD: 150 Stunden
OFFERED IN: unregelmäßig

LERNFORM

LERNZIELE

The students are able to describe, classify, and assess techniques for private and anonymous communication. They are able to reason about the motivation for using these techniques
and can describe different scenarios and applications. They are able to describe, classify, and
(to a certain extent) counter attacks on privacy and anonymity. The students understand the
architectures of different tools, approaches, and techniques that have been proposed and developed in this context. They are able to reason about the achieved levels of protection and also
gain practical experience with different tools.

CONTENT

The focus of this course are privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymity techniques. Central elements are privacy metrics and techniques, vulnerabilities and attack mechanisms as well as detection, protection, and prevention techniques. The course will cover
techniques for anonymous communication and browsing (e.g., Tor), anonymity in electronic
payment systems (e.g., E-Cash, Bitcoin), steganographic and censorship circumvention techniques, communication hiding, and location privacy. The course may also cover special topics
such as electronic voting or privacy in social networks.

REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

None

RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of the contents of Netzsicherheit and Computernetze as well as expertise in programming will be beneficial.