NAT PAT

NAT / PAT (Network Address Translation / Port Address Translation)

See: IP address matching proposals for proposed laws to enable authorities to identify specific machines from logs of NAT use.

Staining

A leaked document[1] published by the Washington Post in October 2013 describes a GCHQ technique (Operation Mullenize) to incorporate an identifier into every packet sent by a machine to enable reconstruction of passively collected bulk traffic.

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References

  1. GCHQ report on 'MULLENIZE' program to 'stain' anonymous electronic traffic, 2013-10-05