Iolaus: Securing Online Content Rating Systems

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Online content ratings services allow users to find and share content ranging from news articles (Digg) to videos (YouTube) to businesses (Yelp). Generally, these sites allow users to create accounts, declare friendships, upload and rate content, and locate new content by leveraging the aggregated ratings of others. These services are becoming increasingly popular; Yelp alone has over 33 million reviews. Unfortunately, this popularity is leading to increasing levels of malicious activity, including multiple identity (Sybil) attacks and the \"Buying\" of ratings from users.

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