An Overview of Privacy and Security in SNS

The use of Social Networking web sites and applications is rising day by day, many users are not properly informed of the risks associated with using these sites and application. User should understand these risks and challenges to avoid potential loss of private and personal information. Here, the authors are examining the issues of security and privacy. There are many attacks possible on social networking sites and those can be used to collect social data in an automated fashion. Attackers can then make use of this data for large-scale attacks using context-aware spam and social phishing.

Provided by: University of Pune Topic: Security Date Added: Jan 2012 Format: PDF

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