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The proliferation of social and collaborative media has been accompanied by an increased level of cyber attacks on social networking and collaboration sites. One serious type of attack is session hijacking attacks which enable the attacker to impersonate the victim and take over his/her networking session(s). In this paper, the authors present a security authentication protocol for mitigating the risk of hijacking social networking and collaboration sites. The protocol is based on the recognition that users of social and collaborative media connect to their websites using a variety of platforms and connection speeds.
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