"In an online world, anonymity seems easy. Network addresses can be cloaked and files can be manipulated. People rapidly change virtual names, genders, and skills. But even with these precautions, anti-anonymity techniques can track people. Habitual patterns and learned skills are subtle, appearing in everything we type. This presentation discusses profiling methods for identifying online people and breaching anonymity. The topics covered include methods to identify skillsets, nationality, gender, and even physical attributes.
Dr. Neal Krawetz has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and over 15 years of computer security experience. His research focuses on methods to track "anonymous" people online, with an emphasis on anti-spam and anti-anonymity technologies. Dr. Krawetz runs Hacker Factor Solutions, a company dedicated to security-oriented auditing, research, and solutions. He is the author of "Introduction to Network Security" (Charles River Media, 2006)."