RFC 7624

Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement, August 2015

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R. Barnes
B. Schneier
C. Jennings
T. Hardie
B. Trammell
C. Huitema
D. Borkmann

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC7624

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Since the initial revelations of pervasive surveillance in 2013, several classes of attacks on Internet communications have been discovered. In this document, we develop a threat model that describes these attacks on Internet confidentiality. We assume an attacker that is interested in undetected, indiscriminate eavesdropping. The threat model is based on published, verified attacks.

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