|Title||The Once and Future Onion|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 22nd European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2017)|
Onionsites are Internet sites accessed via protocols offering security protections beyond those provided by the usual protocols and infrastructure of the Internet, such as confidentiality of address lookup, and that significantly strengthen commonly offered protections; for example, their self-authenticating addresses preclude the kinds of certificate hijacks that have occurred against registered domain names. I will sketch the properties and design of onion services, including early history as well as recent developments. I will also describe integration of onionsites much more fully into conventional Internet sites in ways that promote their general widescale adoption.