A Mechanism to Preserve Private Data in Social Networking System

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Social Networking System (SNS) like Facebook and Twitter have gained more popularity in this new era. It allows millions of individuals to create online profiles and share their personal information with vast networks of friend's. SNS allows third party extensions to access the users' information through Application Programming Interface (API). Since millions of users are using these sites it will lead to privacy problems and leakage of private information. This leakage happens without the knowledge of user, which leads to security problems like identity theft and phishing attack.

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