Conference Proceeding Article
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.
Online Social Network, Privacy Control, Attacks, Information Flow
Information Security and Trust
Network and System Security: 7th International Conference, NSS 2013, Madrid, Spain, June 3-4: Proceedings
City or Country
LI, YAN; LI, Yingjiu; YAN, Qiang; and DENG, Robert H..
Think Twice before you Share: Analyzing Privacy Leakage under Privacy Control in Online Social Networks. (2013). Network and System Security: 7th International Conference, NSS 2013, Madrid, Spain, June 3-4: Proceedings. 7873, 671-677. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/1947