Carleton University - School of Computer Science Honours Project
Winter 2017
Anonymous Instant Messaging via P2P Onion Routing
Kyle Thompson
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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.