Accession Number:

ADA621869

Title:

Genuine Onion: Simple, Fast, Flexible, and Cheap Website Authentication

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Tor is a communications infrastructure widely used for unfettered and anonymous access to Internet websites. Tor is also used to access sites on the .onion virtual domain. The focus of .onion use and discussion has traditionally been on the offering of hidden services, services that separate their reachability from the identification of their IP addresses. We argue that Tors onion system can be used to provide an entirely separate benefit basic website authentication. We also argue that not only can onionsites provide website authentication, but doing so is easy, fast, cheap flexible and secure when compared to alternatives such as the standard use of TLS with certificates.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Cybernetics
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE