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The SMS Chaum Mix

DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2014.24010, PP. 66-76

Keywords: Chaum Mix, Distributed System, Mobile Security, Anonymity, Information Privacy

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Mobile devices such as smartphones are prime candidates for the application of mixing techniques to provide anonymity for small groups of individuals numbering 30 to 40 members. In this work, a Chaum mix inspired, smartphone based network that uses the Short Message Service (SMS) is proposed. This system leverages both techniques used by current anonymity networks as well as knowledge gained from current and past research to make messages private and untraceable. Previously published attacks to anonymous systems are addressed as well as mitigation techniques.

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