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Anonymous and Confidential Communications from an IP Addressless Computer

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Carlos Molina-Jimenez, Emeritus Professor Lindsay MarshallORCiD



Anonymizers based on a mediating computer interposed between the sender and the receiver of an e-mail message have been used for several years by senders of e-mail messages who do not wish to disclose their identity to the receivers. In this model, the strength of the system to protect the identity of the sender depends onthe ability and willingness of the mediator to keep the secret. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for sending truly anonymous messages over the Internet which does not depend ona third party. Our idea departs from the traditional approach by sending the anonymous messages from an Internet wireless and addressless computer, such as a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) bridged to the Internet by a Mobile Support Station (MSS).

Publication metadata

Author(s): Molina C, Marshall LF

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2001

Pages: 3

Print publication date: 01/01/2001

Source Publication Date: 2001

Report Number: 728

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne