Systematization of Threats and Requirements for Private Messaging with Untrusted Servers: The Case of e-Mailing and Instant Messaging

Iraklis Symeonidis, Gabriele Lenzini

Abstract

Modern email and instant messaging applications often offer private communications. In doing so, they share common concerns about how security and privacy can be compromised, how they should face similar threats, and how to comply with comparable system requirements. Assuming a scenario where servers may not be trusted, we review and analyze a list of threats specifically against message delivering, archiving, and contact synchronization. We also describe a list of requirements intended for whom undertakes the task of implementing secure and private messaging. The cryptographic solutions available to mitigate the threats and to comply with the requirements may differ, as the two applications are built on different assumptions and technologies.

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in Harvard Style

Symeonidis I. and Lenzini G. (2020). Systematization of Threats and Requirements for Private Messaging with Untrusted Servers: The Case of e-Mailing and Instant Messaging.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-399-5, pages 593-602. DOI: 10.5220/0009003805930602


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp20,
author={Iraklis Symeonidis and Gabriele Lenzini},
title={Systematization of Threats and Requirements for Private Messaging with Untrusted Servers: The Case of e-Mailing and Instant Messaging},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2020},
pages={593-602},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009003805930602},
isbn={978-989-758-399-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Systematization of Threats and Requirements for Private Messaging with Untrusted Servers: The Case of e-Mailing and Instant Messaging
SN - 978-989-758-399-5
AU - Symeonidis I.
AU - Lenzini G.
PY - 2020
SP - 593
EP - 602
DO - 10.5220/0009003805930602