Comparison of Different Ways to Avoid Internet Traffic Interception
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As telephone conversations have moved to the Internet, so have those who want to listen in. But the technology needed to do so would entail a dangerous expansion of the government's surveillance powers. Internet users are watching how their privacy is slowly being undermined with justifications of national security and anti-terrorist purposes.This surveillance is justified or not, users must know what options are available to them to protect their privacy.The main objective of this thesis is to analyze and compare different ways to avoid the Internet traffic eavesdropping (carried out both by governments or malicious particulars).The analysis consists on a description of the different protocols and technologies involved in each option as well as the difficulties to implement them and the technical knowledge of the users in order to take profit of them.The conclusions state that with nowadays tools achieving a high security level is possible, even for non-professionals users.