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Issue No.09 - Sept. (2011 vol.44)
pp: 23-28
Thomas M. Chen , Swansea University, Wales
Omar Alzubi , Swansea University, Wales
A large-scale study of more than half a million Facebook posts suggests that members of online social networks can expect a significant chance of encountering spam posts and a much lower but not negligible chance of coming across malicious links.
Security, Online social networks, Spam, Malware, Facebook, Uniform resource locators, URLs
Thomas M. Chen, Omar Alzubi, "Malicious and Spam Posts in Online Social Networks", Computer, vol.44, no. 9, pp. 23-28, Sept. 2011, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.222
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2. S. Milgram, "The Small-World Problem," Psychology Today, May 1967, pp. 61-67.
3. S. Abu-Nimeh and T. Chen, "Proliferation and Detection of Blog Spam," IEEE Security & Privacy, Sept./Oct. 2010, pp. 42-47.
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