Encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography Analyzing encrypted Web traffic can potentially reveal highly sensitive information such as medical conditions and sexual orientation, according to a research paper that forecasts how privacy on the Internet may erode. In a paper titled "I Know Why You Went to the Clinic," researchers show that by observing encrypted Web traffic and identifying patterns, it is possible to know what pages a person has visited on a website, giving clues to their personal life. The paper will be presented July 16 at the Privacy-Enhancing Technology Forum in Amsterdam.

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