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Whitewashing attack

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Definition Edit

A whitewashing attack occurs when an "attacker resets a poor reputation by rejoining the system with a new identity."[1]

Overview Edit

"Systems that allow for the easy change of identity and easy use of new pseudonyms are vulnerable to this attack (low cost identities or cheap pseudonyms)."[2]

References Edit

  1. Reputation-based Systems: A Security Analysis, at 3.
  2. Id. at 12.

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