Location-private interstellar communication

Hugo Jonker, Sjouke Mauw*, Saša Radomirović

*Corresponding author for this work

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Mankind is actively trying to communicate with extraterrestrial life. However, historically the discovery of new civilizations has led to war, subjugation, and even elimination. With that in mind, we believe that for any attempted contact with extraterrestrials our location must not be revealed. Therefore, we focus on the problem of location-private interstellar communication. We approach this as a security problem and propose to work towards solutions with tools from the domain of secure communications. As a first step, we give proposals for adversary models, security requirements, and security controls.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity Protocols XXIII
EditorsFrank Stajano, Jonathan Anderson, Bruce Christianson, James Malcolm, Petr Švenda, Vashek Matyáš
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319260969
ISBN (Print)9783319260952
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23rd International Workshop on Security Protocols 2015 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Mar 20152 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference23rd International Workshop on Security Protocols 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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