School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) is the technology responsible to hide the identification of Internet users, whereas network forensics is a technology responsible to reveal the identification of Internet users who perform illegal actions through the Internet. The paper identifies the collision of these opposite-goal technologies and describes what happens in case they come across. Can a Network Forensics protocol discover the identification of an Internet user who is trying to be anonymous behind a PET? The paper also proposes a way to bridge and eliminate the gap between these two technologies.