Identity Hopping Based Security Framework for Social Media Applications

Provided by: San Francisco Planning and Urban Research
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
With the advent of mobile devices and social networks, information and identity security concerns have increased. Mobile devices that have multiple sensing capabilities have been interfaced with social networks allowing users to post many of their activities and habits instantly onto social networks. This information can easily be used by social network providers to invade privacy and pose security risks to users. In this paper, the authors propose an identity security framework that encapsulates a generic interface between mobile devices and social networks that utilizes identity hopping to secure and hide users' real identities.

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