Publications

Measuring the Accessibility of Domain Name Encryption and its Impact on Internet Filtering

Most online communications rely on DNS to map domain names to their hosting IP address(es). Previous work has shown that DNS-based …

Exhaustive study puts China’s infamous Great Firewall under the microscope

China’s notorious website-blocking technology is impacting the global DNS system as well as restricting access to content locally, …

How Great is the Great Firewall? Measuring China's DNS Censorship

Abstract: The DNS filtering apparatus of China’s Great Firewall (GFW) has evolved considerably over the past two decades. …

How The Great Firewall Reflects Beijing’s Policy

The internet censorship analyst talks about the evolution of China’s system, how it differs from and affects other countries, and …

Domain Name Encryption Is Not Enough: Privacy Leakage via IP-based Website Fingerprinting

Although the security benefits of domain name encryption technologies such as DNS over TLS (DoT), DNS over HTTPS (DoH), and Encrypted …

China’s Great Firewall is blocking around 311k domains, 41k by accident

In the largest study of its kind, a team of academics from four US and Canadian universities said they were able to determine the size …

China suddenly blocked an Indonesian newspaper. No one knows why

Earlier this week, Chinese censors abruptly blocked access to the website of Jawa Pos, one of Indonesia’s largest newspapers, …

Triplet Censors: Demystifying Great Firewall’s DNS Censorship Behavior

The Great Firewall of China (GFW) has long used DNS packet injection to censor Internet access. In this work, we analyze the DNS …

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 …

ICLab: A Global, Longitudinal Internet Censorship Measurement Platform

Researchers have studied Internet censorship for nearly as long as attempts to censor contents have taken place. Most studies have …

The Web is Still Small After More Than a Decade - A Revisit Study of Web Co-location

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 …