Safe and Private Data Sharing with Turtle: Friends Team-Up and Beat the System

B.C. Popescu, B. Crispo, A.S. Tanenbaum

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In this paper we describe Turtle, a peer-to-peer architecture for safe sharing of sensitive data. The truly revolutionary aspect of Turtle rests in its novel way of dealing with trust issues: while existing peer-to-peer architectures with similar aims attempt to build trust relationships on top of the basic, trust-agnostic, peer-to-peer overlay, Turtle takes the opposite approach, and builds its overlay on top of pre-existent trust relationships among its users. This allows both data sender and receiver anonymity, while also protecting each and every intermediate relay in the data query path. Furthermore, its unique trust model allows Turtle to withstand most of the denial of service attacks that plague other peer-to-peer data sharing networks. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity Protocols - 12th International Workshop, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages8
Volume3957 LNCS
ISBN (Print)3540409254, 9783540409250
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event12th International Security Protocols Workshop - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Apr 200428 Apr 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3957 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Workshop12th International Security Protocols Workshop
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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