Confidentiality: 
Not Confidential
Firstname: 
Kyle
Lastname: 
Thompson
Faculty: 
Michel Barbeau
Term: 
Winter
Year: 
2017
Honours Project Title: 
Anonymous Instant Messaging via P2P Onion Routing
Abstract: 
While most other messaging platforms that offer security tout their end to end encryption, one area that is not addressed is anonymity. In common programs like WhatsApp, eavesdroppers can’t determine the contents of a message between two users but can see who is talking to who. This project takes this a step further by adding a layer of anonymity through onion routing. Each message is relayed through a small group of peers before reaching its destination, obfuscating the identity of the sender and receiver.
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