On Privacy Protection in the Internet Surveillance Era

Dijana Vukovic, Danilo Gligoroski, Zoran Djuric

Abstract

Snowden's whistleblower from the last year made people more aware of the fact that we are living in the Internet surveillance era. Privacy of Internet communication has been disrupted. In this paper, application for privacy protection in chat communication, named CryptoCloak, is presented. CryptoCloak provides privacy protection for chat communication. Encrypted communication is masked with dynamic cheap chat conversation. Communication made this way is not point of interest for mass surveillance spying engines. For implementation of the CryptoCloak, Facebook Messenger API is used. Diffie-Hellman key exchange is done in clandestine manner - instead of sending uniform sequence of numbers, sentences are sent. Current version provides encryption/decryption mechanism for the chat communication using strong symmetric algorithm AES in CBC mode. 256 bits of Diffie-Hellman exchanged key are used for AES-CBC.

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in Harvard Style

Vukovic D., Gligoroski D. and Djuric Z. (2014). On Privacy Protection in the Internet Surveillance Era . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-045-1, pages 261-266. DOI: 10.5220/0005043002610266


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt14,
author={Dijana Vukovic and Danilo Gligoroski and Zoran Djuric},
title={On Privacy Protection in the Internet Surveillance Era},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={261-266},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005043002610266},
isbn={978-989-758-045-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2014)
TI - On Privacy Protection in the Internet Surveillance Era
SN - 978-989-758-045-1
AU - Vukovic D.
AU - Gligoroski D.
AU - Djuric Z.
PY - 2014
SP - 261
EP - 266
DO - 10.5220/0005043002610266