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Security of the MaidSafe Vault Network

Paul, Greig and Hutchison, Fraser and Irvine, James (2014) Security of the MaidSafe Vault Network. In: Wireless World Research Forum Meeting 32 (WWRF32), 2014-05-20 - 2014-05-22.

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Abstract

The MaidSafe network is an open-source, decentralised, autonomous network for data storage and retrieval by end user applications. All data is stored on the network within vaults, which are member nodes of a self-managed network resembling a distributed hash table (DHT). We explore the design of the vault network, including the self-managing nature of both vaults and data, and attack vectors worth consideration and further research.