Issue No. 09 - Sept. (2011 vol. 44)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2011.222
Saeed Abu-Nimeh , Damballa Inc.
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
Saeed Abu-Nimeh, Thomas M. Chen, Omar Alzubi, "Malicious and Spam Posts in Online Social Networks", Computer, vol. 44, no. , pp. 23-28, Sept. 2011, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.222