Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2013

Abstract

Online Social Networks (OSNs) have become one of the major platforms for social interactions. Privacy control is deployed in popular OSNs to protect user’s data. However, user’s sensitive information could still be leaked even when privacy rules are properly configured. We investigate the effectiveness of privacy control against privacy leakage from the perspective of information flow. Our analysis reveals that the existing privacy control mechanisms do not protect the flow of personal information effectively. By examining typical OSNs including Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, we discover a series of privacy exploits which are caused by the conflicts between privacy control and OSN functionalities. Our analysis reveals that the effectiveness of privacy control may not be guaranteed as most OSN users expect.

Keywords

Online Social Network, Privacy Control, Attacks, Information Flow

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Network and System Security: 7th International Conference, NSS 2013, Madrid, Spain, June 3-4: Proceedings

Volume

7873

First Page

671

Last Page

677

ISBN

9783642386312

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-38631-2_55

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Madrid, Spain

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38631-2_55

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