International Journal of Computer and Communication System Engineering (IJCCSE)
In this era of Internet and globalization, the users' data does not remain secure; their computer systems are not fully secured from critical attacks as information is lying in public networks. With the advent of social networking sites, vulnerabilities have increased exponentially. The attackers and hackers are generally interested in finding out how the system or network behaves with little changes from outside. The flaws in the software code or procedure leaves it opens for exploitation. The paper discusses the types and techniques of hacking in general and security issues of SSNs in particular.