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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

The Onion Routing (TOR)

In this module, we learn the basic concepts of Tor network for protecting the privacy of Tor users and how to use the Tor browser features to access the web sites while preserving the anonimity, change the entry guard and exit node of the Tor circuit, learn how to setup Tor software package on a Linux machine and start its service, and use torify to run network commands, such as ssh or curl command, but use a Tor circuit as an outgoing connection...
4 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
TOR Basic Concepts6m
Realize Anonymity in TOR4m
Sniper Attack on TOR10m
3 readings
TEDTalk: The Tor Project, protecting online anonimity18m
Basic TOR Concepts10m
The Sniper Attacks: Anonymously deanonymizing and disabling the Tor network10m
3 practice exercises
L1.1 Practice Quiz8m
L1.2 Practice Quiz8m
M1 Exam15m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Hidden Service on TOR and their Attacks

In this module, we learn how the hidden service architecture and protocol work, and how to set up the hidden server to provide network services on the Tor network without revealing the public IP address. We also learn the best practice of managing the hidden server anonymously and hide the version information of web server, OS, and installed software packages....
3 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Defense Against Deanonymizing Attack5m
Cloud Based TOR9m
1 reading
Setup procedures and Best Practices for Hosting Onion Services10m
2 practice exercises
L2.1 Practice Quiz15m
M2 Exam20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Censorship Systems

In this module we learn the basic components of the censorship systems, the censor model and the related challenges. We learn to define the censor's sphere of influence and sphere of visibility, and their impact on the techniques that can be deployed by the censorship systems. We will be able to describe the basic components of the censor's attack model, explain different fingerprinting methods and evaluating their strength and weakness. We will study different direct censorship method and learn the limitations imposed upon the range of censorship actions. ...
5 videos (Total 35 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
L3-2 CS6910 Censor Attack Model and Apparatus10m
L3-3 Fingerprinting6m
L3-4. Direct Censorship4m
L3.5. Range of Censorship Actions5m
5 readings
Read Section 1 of "SoK: Making Sense of Censorship Resistance Systems"10m
Read censorship apparatus model and censor's attack model10m
L3-3. Fingerprinting.10m
L3.4. Direct Censorship10m
L3.5. Range of Censorship Actions10m
6 practice exercises
L1 Practice Quiz8m
L3.2 Practice Quiz8m
L3.3 Practice Quiz8m
L3.4 Practice Quiz8m
L3.5 Practice Quiz8m
M3 Exams
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Censorship Resistance System (CRS)

In this module, we will learn the two main functional components of censorship resistance system (CRS) and explain the steps to establish the CRS communications. We will understand the operating requirements for establishing the CRS communications and learn the techniques for hiding information and avoid tracking using CRS channels. We will learn the basic CRS properties shared by CRS' and their purposes. We will comprehend different methods for obtaining CRS credentials and reduce faking/testing of them. We will be able to deploy different schemes for resisting active probing, identify different schemes to establish user trust. We will learn how to implement methods for evading censor detection and blocking. We will understand various methods for protecting publisher information and current open and active CRS research areas....
5 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
L4.2. CRS Properties11m
L4.3. Techniques for CRS Communication Establishment Phase3m
L4.4. Techniques for CRS Conversation Phase.4m
L4.5. Open CRS Research Areas3m
5 readings
L4.1. Censorship Resistancde System Overview10m
L4.2. CRS Properties.10m
L4.3. Techniques for Communication Establishment Phase .10m
L4.4. Techniques for Conversation Phase10m
L4.5. Open Areas and Research Challenges.10m
6 practice exercises
L4.1 Practice Quiz8m
L4.2 Practice Quiz8m
L4.3 Practice Quiz8m
L4.4 Practice Quiz8m
L4.5 Practice Quiz4m
M4 Exams

Instructors

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Edward Chow

Professor
Computer Science
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Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
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Richard White

Assistant Research Professor
Computer Science

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