Internet Anonymity in Syria, Challenges and Solution

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5860-5_21

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 215)
Cite this paper as:
Eissa T., Cho G. (2013) Internet Anonymity in Syria, Challenges and Solution. In: Kim K., Chung KY. (eds) IT Convergence and Security 2012. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 215. Springer, Dordrecht


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 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CSEChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuRepublic of Korea

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