IT Convergence and Security 2012

Volume 215 of the series Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering pp 177-186


Internet Anonymity in Syria, Challenges and Solution

  • T. EissaAffiliated withDivision of CSE, Chonbuk National University Email author 
  • , Gi-hwan ChoAffiliated withDivision of CSE, Chonbuk National University

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Surfing the web without anonymity in Syria has risked many activists and journalists’ lives. Furthermore, using the available anti-censorship techniques is challenging in such country due to Internet bandwidth limitations and the extensive filtering performed by Syria‘s licensed Internet service providers. In this paper, we highlight the Internet censorship in Syria. We propose a solution that provides suitable anti-censorship for Syrian activists based on TOR. We shift most of the heavy computational tasks from the client to our network nodes. The cryptography tasks are chosen lightweight to suit the bandwidth limitations. We show that our solution can provide safe web surfing in Syria.


Anonymity Censorship TOR Anti-censorship