A Summary of Granular Computing System Vulnerabilities: Exploring the Dark Side of Social Networking Communities
2010 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (2010)
San Jose, CA
Aug. 14, 2010 to Aug. 16, 2010
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/GrC.2010.70
Online social networking communities are connecting hundreds of millions of individuals across the globe and facilitating new modes of interaction. Due to their immense popularity, an important question is whether these communities are safe for their users. In our encyclopedia article, we address this safety question and show that social networking communities are susceptible to numerous attacks. In this paper, we summarize two broad attack classes: traditional attacks that have been adapted to these communities (e.g., malware propagation, spam, and phishing) and new attacks that have emerged through malicious social networking profiles (e.g., rogue advertising profiles and impersonating profiles).
artificial intelligence, security of data, social networking (online)
S. Webb, J. Caverlee and C. Pu, "A Summary of Granular Computing System Vulnerabilities: Exploring the Dark Side of Social Networking Communities," 2010 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing(GRC), San Jose, California, 2010, pp. 39-40.