Survey on Online Social Networking Security


Arpitha P M
Dept. of CSE, VVCE, Mysuru.
Janhavi V
Dept. of CSE, VVCE, Mysuru.


The recent increase in popularity of online social network applications raises serious concerns about the security and privacy of their users. Beyond usual vulnerabilities that threaten any distributed application over Internet, online social networks raise specific privacy concerns due to their inherent handling of personal data. In this paper we point to the centralized architecture of existing online social networks as the key privacy issue and suggest a solution that aims at avoiding any centralized control. Solution is about online social network based on a peer-to-peer architecture. In fully distributed nature, the peer-to-peer architecture inherently avoids centralized control by any potentially malicious service provider. In order to cope with the lack of trust and lack of cooperation that are akin to peer-to-peer systems and to assure basic privacy among the users of the social network, this solution leverages the trust relationships that are part of the social network application itself. Privacy in basic data access and exchange operations within the social network is achieved. Similarly, cooperation among peer nodes is enforced based on hop-by-hop trust relationships derived from hop-by-hop trust, from the social network.

June 12, 2018
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