Breaking open the Bazaar: identifying and exploiting key weaknesses in the OpenBazaar network

Richard Dennis, Dr Gareth Owenson
Richard Dennis, Dr Gareth Owenson
10 December, 2015
  • Posted in Research Papers

This paper provides the first analysis of the OpenBazaar network; it identifies vulnerabilities within the current network by developing and implementing multiple innovative new attacks to further exploit OpenBazaar's unique vulnerabilities.

We conclude by suggesting and testing countermeasures to these attacks on a live network which not only make the network secure against a low- medium resourced adversary but also enhance the speed and storage capacity of the existing network.

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