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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-001-01-0035


Levels of Anonymity

Bill Flinn (Computer Science Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Hermann Maurer (Institute for Information Processing and Computer Supported New Media, Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Abstract: In this paper we make a first attempt at systematically investigating levels of anonymity required in networked computer systems: we feel it is often overlooked that beyond such obvious cases as identified by means of a password or anonymous use there are many other levels of anonymity, identification and authenticity necessary in various applications.

Keywords: access control, anonymous use, authentication, big brother, security

Categories: C.2.0, D.4.6, K.6.5