Publications

Assessing the Privacy Benefits of Domain Name Encryption

As Internet users have become more savvy about the potential for their Internet communication to be observed, the use of network …

The Web is Still Small After More Than a Decade

Understanding web co-location is essential for various reasons. For instance, it can help one to assess the collateral damage that …

K-resolver: Towards Decentralizing Encrypted DNS Resolution

Centralized DNS over HTTPS/TLS (DoH/DoT) resolution , which has started being deployed by major hosting providers and web browsers, has …

How Gay Dating Apps Are Being Abused & Used For Entrapment Around The World?

Grindr has been used by gay, bi, and transgender men for over ten years in nearly 200 countries. Gay communities in countries where …

Measuring I2P Censorship at a Global Scale

The prevalence of Internet censorship has prompted the creation of several measurement platforms for monitoring filtering activities. …

An Empirical Study of the I2P Anonymity Network and Its Censorship Resistance

Tor and I2P are well-known anonymity networks used by many individuals to protect their online privacy and anonymity. Tor’s …

同性恋交友应用真的安全吗?研究人员的发现让人有些失望

几天前,我提醒我的妻子我所做的实验完全与性无关,免得她偷瞄我的手机。之后我安装了同性恋交友应用Grindr。我把头像设为一只猫,并且关掉了应用上的“显示距离”选项,这样做能隐藏我的位置。一分钟之后,我打电话给Nguyen Phong Hoang(日本京都的一名安全研究人 …

Renewed Concerns about Privacy on Grindr, Hornet, and Similar Gay Hookup Apps

After claims that Egyptian police used gay hook-up apps to track down gay people and arrest them in 2014 (penalty for same-sex sexual …

Same-Sex Dating App Gives Away Your Exact Location, Even When You Tell It Not To

Three researchers from the Kyoto University in Japan have discovered that three of the most popular same-sex dating apps today are …

Is Your Location Really Private on Grindr? Not Quite...

If someone is truly determined, they can pinpoint where you are by comparing your proximity to fake accounts. Researchers at …

Gay Dating Apps Promise Privacy, But Leak Your Exact Location

A FEW DAYS ago, I warned my wife that the experiment I was about to engage in was entirely non-sexual, lest she glance over my shoulder …

Your Neighbors Are My Spies: Location and other Privacy Concerns in GLBT-focused Location-based Dating Applications

Trilateration is one of the well-known threat models to the user’s location privacy in location-based apps; especially those …

Your Neighbors Are My Spies: Location and Other Privacy Concerns in Dating Apps

Trilateration has recently become one of the wellknown threat models to the user’s location privacy in locationbased applications …

Anti-RAPTOR: Anti Routing Attack on Privacy for a Securer and Scalable Tor

Regardless of Tor’s robustness against individual attackers thanks to its distributed characteristics, the network is still highly …

Anonymous Communication and Its Importance in Social Networking

Digital information has become a social infrastructure and with the expansion of the Internet, network infrastructure has become an …

Anonymous Communication and Its Importance in Social Networking

Digital information has become a social infrastructure and with the expansion of the Internet, network infrastructure has become an …