MIT Promises Anonymity Network More Secure Than Tor

Posted by HardOCP News 6:16 PM (CDT)

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Normally we would be skeptical of anyone claiming to be more secure than Tor but this is MIT we are talking about. While no system is totally safe, MIT's anonymity network 'Riffle' claims it can maintain privacy as long as at least one server is safe.

At the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in July, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the أ‰cole Polytechnique Fأ©dأ©rale de Lausanne will present a new anonymity scheme that provides strong security guarantees but uses bandwidth much more efficiently than its predecessors. In experiments, the researchers’ system required only one-tenth as much time as similarly secure experimental systems to transfer a large file between anonymous users.