Recent Publications


Point Break: A Study of Bandwidth Denial-of-Service Attacks against Tor
Rob Jansen, Tavish Vaidya, and Micah Sherr
[published article]
KIST: Kernel-Informed Socket Transport for Tor
Rob Jansen, Matthew Traudt, John Geddes, Chris Wacek, Micah Sherr, and Paul Syverson
Volume 22, Issue 1, Article 3 (January 2018).
[published article]
Our work influenced deployed changes to the queuing system in Tor  [Tor ticket 12541]
Our KIST implementation has been deployed in Tor  [Tor v0.3.2 release, 2018-01-09]
  • KIST and Tell: Tor’s New Traffic Scheduling Feature  [Tor Project blog]

Understanding Tor Usage with Privacy-Preserving Measurement
Akshaya Mani, T Wilson-Brown, Rob Jansen, Aaron Johnson, and Micah Sherr
[published article] [extended appendices] [homepage - code, data, and models]
Privacy-Preserving Dynamic Learning of Tor Network Traffic
Rob Jansen, Matthew Traudt, and Nick Hopper
[published article] [homepage - code, data, and models]
Our work has transitioned to the open-source Shadow project since v1.13.0  [code repository]

High Performance Tor Experimentation from the Magic of Dynamic ELFs
Justin Tracey, Rob Jansen, and Ian Goldberg
[published article]
Our work has transitioned to the open-source Shadow project since v1.12.0  [code repository]

Recent Talks


Privacy-Preserving Dynamic Learning of Tor Network Traffic
DC-area Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Seminar (DCAPS 2018)
Seminar technical session, November 28, 2018
[pptx] [pdf] [program]
Privacy-Preserving Dynamic Learning of Tor Network Traffic
25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS 2018)
Conference technical session, October 18, 2018
[pptx] [pdf] [program] [video]
Shadow: Scalable and Deterministic Network Experimentation
Cybersecurity Experimentation of the Future Community Engagement Event (CEF 2018)
Invited talk, May 15, 2018
[pptx] [pdf] [program]
Inside Job: Applying Traffic Analysis to Measure Tor from Within
DC-area Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Seminar (DCAPS 2018)
Seminar technical session, February 26, 2018
[pptx] [pdf] [program]
Inside Job: Applying Traffic Analysis to Measure Tor From Within
25th Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS 2018)
Conference technical session, February 21, 2018
[pptx] [pdf]
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