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Digital Dossier Aggregation and Defence by Online Social Networking Sites

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Executive Summary

The highly welcomed concept of web 2.0 and thereby social networking sites played a main role for the availability of large amount of personally identifiable data online. Recent studies shows that apart from traditional network attacks targeted on social networking sites, attacks for the sensitive personal data got more focus. One of the main responsibilities of an Online Social Networking (OSN) provider is to protect the personal profile data from unintended parties. Even after providing strict privacy settings options by the providers, still a large set of sensitive personal data is available to public. Automated crawlers or Screen scrapers can be used to make a digital dossier aggregation from the data available from OSN sites.

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