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Analyzing Characteristic Host Access Patterns for Re-Identification of Web User Sessions

Herrmann, Dominik, Gerber, Christoph, Banse, Christian and Federrath, Hannes (2010) Analyzing Characteristic Host Access Patterns for Re-Identification of Web User Sessions. In: 15th Nordic Conference in Secure IT Systems (Nordsec 2010), 27. -30. Oktober 2010, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

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An attacker, who is able to observe a web user over a long period of time, learns a lot about his interests. It may be difficult to track users with regularly changing IP addresses, though. We show how patterns mined from web traffic can be used to re-identify a majority of users, i. e. link multiple sessions of them. We implement the web user re-identification attack using a Multinomial Naive ...


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Item type:Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Date:October 2010
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik > Alumni or Retired Professors > Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik IV - Management der Informationssicherheit (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hannes Federrath)
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, information & general works > 004 Computer science
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:21103
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