International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

A Survey of Various Security Issues in Online Social Networks

Author NameAuthor Details

M. Milton Joe, B. Ramakrishnan

M. Milton Joe[1]

B. Ramakrishnan[2]

[1]Department of Computer Application, St. Jerome's College, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, India.

[2]Department of Computer Science and Research Centre, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

The most emerging communication medium for the last decade of years is Online Social Networks (OSNs). Online Social Network makes the communication quicker and cheaper. Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, MySpace, Orkut, etc are the various existing online social networks. Among all the online social networks very few could turn the attention of the people towards them. However, all these social networks are available on the publicly accessible communication medium called internet. When these social networks are available in the internet, it will lead to various types of security issues. This paper discusses the various security related issues persists in online social networks.

Index Terms

Online Social Network (OSN)

Privacy

Security

Hacking

Malware

Hacking

Spam

Attack

Reference

  1. 1.
    M. Milton Joe, Dr. B. Ramakrishnan, Dr. R.S. Shaji “Prevention of Losing User Account by Enhancing Security Module: A Facebook Case”, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, Vol. 5, No. 3, August 2013, Page No: 247-256.
  2. 2.
    M. Milton Joe, Dr. B. Ramakrishnan, “Enhancing Security Module to Prevent Data Hacking in Online Social Networks”, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, Vol. 6, No. 2, May 2014, Page No: 184-191.
  3. 3.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking_service
  4. 4.
    Mohamed Shehab a, Anna Squicciarini b, Gail-Joon Ahn c, Irini Kokkinou “Access control for online social networks third party applications” Elsevier- Computers & Security 31 (2012) 897 911.
  5. 5.
    Facebook, Facebook Statistics, March 2011. .
  6. 6.
    Twitter, Twitter Numbers, March 2011. .
  7. 7.
    Facebook, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook
  8. 8.
    www.socialnetworkingwatch.com/all_social_networking_statistics/
  9. 9.
    Dolvara Gunatilaka,” A Survey of Privacy and Security Issues in Social Networks”, http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~jain/cse571-11/ftp/social/index.html.
  10. 10.
    J. Flesher. How to Clean Up Your Digital Dirt Before It Trashes Your Job Search. In The Internet Engineering Task Force, 2006.
  11. 11.
    A. Fuller. Employers snoop on Facebook. In The Stanford Daily, January 2006.
  12. 12.
    Balachander Krishnamurthy and Craig E. Wills, “Characterizing Privacy in Online Social Networks,” WOSN '08 Proceedings of the first workshop on online social networks, 2008, pp. 37-42.
IJCNA NPC