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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2011 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 56-63
Yan Chen , Northwestern University
Hongyu Gao , Northwestern University
Jingnan Wang , Northwestern University
Jun Hu , Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Tuo Huang , Yale Law School
ABSTRACT
<p>This article surveys the current state of security issues and available defense mechanisms regarding popular online social networks. It covers a wide variety of attacks and the corresponding defense mechanisms, if available. The authors organize these attacks into four categories &#x2014; privacy breaches, viral marketing, network structural attacks, and malware attacks &#x2014; and focus primarily on privacy concerns. They offer an in-depth discussion of each category and analyze the connections among the different security issues involved.</p>
INDEX TERMS
online social networks, structural attacks, malware attacks, security &#x0026; privacy, survey
CITATION
Yan Chen, Hongyu Gao, Jingnan Wang, Jun Hu, Tuo Huang, "Security Issues in Online Social Networks", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. , pp. 56-63, July/August 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.50
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