GlassTube

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: GlassTube
Authors: Hallgren, Per A.
Mauritzson, Daniel T.
Abstract: The HTTP and HTTPS protocols are the main corner stones of the modern web. From a security point of view, they offer an all-or-nothing choice to web applications: either no security guarantees with HTTP or both confidentiality and integrity with HTTPS. However, in many scenarios confidentiality is not necessary and even undesired, while integrity is essential to prevent attackers from compromising the data stream. We propose GlassTube, a lightweight approach to web application integrity. GlassTube guarantees integrity at application level, without resorting to the heavyweight HTTPS protocol. GlassTube provides a general method for integrity in web applications and smartphone apps. GlassTube is easily deployed in the form of a library on the server side, and offers exible deployment options on the client side: from dynamic code distribution, which requires no modification of the browser, to browser plugin and smartphone app, which allow smooth key predistribution. The results of a case study with a web-based chat indicate a boost in the performance compared to HTTPS, achieved with no optimization efforts.
Keywords: Programvaruteknik;Informations- och kommunikationsteknik;Software Engineering;Information & Communication Technology
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Datavetenskap (Chalmers)
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Computing Science (Chalmers)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/173224
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses



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