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Issue No.09 - Sept. (2011 vol.44)
pp: 23-28
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. 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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