Download of my Thesis and Presentation

thesis_coverI received the permission to publish my thesis and presentation today from my university. So here you go!
You can now download my thesis with the title “An Analysis of the Tor Network” directly from my server. I hope that this is an interesting read for you. Unfortunately it is in German. The whole title in German is “Eine Analyse des Tor-Netzwerks: Konzept, Funktionsweise und Angriffe”.

Here is my presentation which I used in the colloquium to present my thesis, explain my motivation and showed the key results.

The thesis was rated with grade 1,3.

Update: In case you have any questions regarding this topic or my thesis, just ask and I’ll try to answer it. 🙂

How to start a bachelor thesis?

There is a good and a bad news. The good news: My application for the bachelor thesis got approved just 2 days before christmas by my university. Which is great. Also my topic for the thesis is accepted, so I don’t have to write a new exposé and agree with my lecturer about a new topic. The bad news: My planned start date is accepted, too. So on January 2nd my working phase starts officially. And I have no idea how to start!

So here we go, Tor network is the topic. In detail: the concept of onion routing, the functionality of Tor, attacks against it and countermeasures.  During the time I created the exposé, I have already checked for scientific papers and so on. But at the moment I see a giant montain of work before me and don’t know really how to start. On one of the thousend websites like “99 advices for your study” I have found the hint, that I should summerize every paper, book, article I’ve read and found useful in a notebook together with all information required for the citation, so I can find the source faster when I write the thesis. I will do this. Hopefully it will also help me with one of my great fears. I fear that I have so many sources and literature that I will lose the overview. I also considered to use software to organize my citations like Citavi, but I think it will take to much time to get used to these tools.

Do you have any idea on how to start the work?