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Anonymity on the web: telltale usernames

Inria - 22/04/2011

Choosing a username can have an impact on the spam that fills up our inboxes. This is suggested in an article published in an MIT journal that demonstrates, for the first time, how a username alone can provide information about its owner. Daniele Perito, an Italian PhD student in the Planete project team, contributed to this study and has developed a tool to test usernames.

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