Article Review : Smart Grid Security And Privacy Essay
P. Syverson and G. Boyce, "Bake in .onion for Tear-Free and Stronger Website Authentication," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 15-21, Mar.-Apr. 2016.
Overall, the authors of this paper argue, quite effectively, for the implementation of .onion as the new defacto standard in website authentication and security. The article begins with a brief introduction to Tor and Onion services. Here, topics such as how Tor connects clients to onion services through rendezvous points – which are setup by use of addresses like 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion (DuckDuckGo) – are discussed. Performing connections like this allows one to avoid a DNS resolution outside the Tor network. This helps protect against leakage of client interests by preventing observation of DNS lookups as well as against any of the well-known DNS hijinks, such as redirection…