Hannes Tschofenig

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Archive for November, 2011

Nov
21
2011

Last week the IETF held their face-to-face meeting in Tapei, Taiwan and privacy was on the agenda for discussion (among many other topics, of course). As reported earlier I am involved in two meta-documents that should help others in writing about privacy properties of Internet protocols. The first document is a terminology document: draft-hansen-privacy-terminology-03.txt A […]

Nov
11
2011

The National Strategy for Trust Identifies in Cyberspace (NSTIC) project effort inspired me to think about the problems with Internet and Web security and what could be done about them.¬† The NSTIC strategy document claims that there are three main problems, namely passwords usage leads to identity theft and fraud, customer account maintenance is a […]

Nov
11
2011

A couple of privacy reviews have been conducted by the IAB during the last 6-9 months and they can be found here. Among these reviews is one on IPv6. The purpose of these reviews was to determine what design decisions were made that had an impact to privacy and how privacy was considered during this […]

Nov
11
2011

I participate in the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) research working group created by the European Commission in May 2010. The main objective of FIA is to define a common set of architectural design principles and a common reference architecture that can guide and unify key technologies developments Via that group (and also through various workshops) […]

Nov
11
2011

Listening to a talk at the 2nd International Conference on Mobile Internet Architecture Evolution of Post-LTE (MIRACLE 2011)¬†conference¬† one of the speakers complain about 7 challenges with the Internet. In addition to these Internet problems he says that IP has not changed for such a long time. He concludes that a new, Future Internet, is […]

Nov
11
2011

In a presentation by Dave Thaler he illustrated the negative effects of energy consumption of keep alive messages that have to be sent regularly to keep state at middleboxes (NATs and firewalls) alive. He concluded that the PCP protocol will solve this issue and asks for market adoption of it. This reminds me to the […]

Nov
11
2011

Tara Whalen and I recently gave a talk to the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT) about IPv6 privacy. The slides are available here. With the increasing IPv6 deployment the concerns about potential privacy problems re-surface again. In the presentation we tried to highlight two aspects: It is very important to describe […]




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