Issue No.06 - November/December (2007 vol.11)
Guy-Vincent Jourdan , University of Ottawa
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2007.122
The widespread use of centrally controlled, externally run Web proxy services has several potential security issues related to privacy and deception, intranet information disclosure, and the creation of a single point of failure for widespread attacks. The author evaluates the security implications of such a Web proxy service from the viewpoints of users, organizations, and content providers. The discussion is illustrated with an analysis of Google's Web Accelerator, a free Web proxy service.
social search, proxy services, Web services
Guy-Vincent Jourdan, "Centralized Web Proxy Services: Security and Privacy Considerations", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.11, no. 6, pp. 46-52, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.122