What is it about?

Here we show how it is possible to recover the specific server name using big data and machine learning approaches.

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Why is it important?

There is a lot of effort in pushing for encryption in the Internet - with the aim at improving users privacy and service readability.


The paper opens new attack vectors and suggests new challenges to improve end-users' privacy. It shows how it is possible to leverage a big data approach to design and train a machine learning classifier that can recover the name of the serve by simply looking at traffic exchanged by users with it. This opens new challenges and calls for new solutions to protect users privacy.

Marco Mellia
Politecnico di Torino

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This page is a summary of: Does domain name encryption increase users' privacy?, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, July 2020, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), DOI: 10.1145/3411740.3411743.
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