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Attack vectors against social networking systems : the Facebook example

Warren, Matthew, Leitch, Shona and Rosewall, Ian 2011, Attack vectors against social networking systems : the Facebook example, in Proceedings of The 9th Australian Information Security Management Conference, SECAU - Security Research Centre, Perth, W. A..

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Title Attack vectors against social networking systems : the Facebook example
Author(s) Warren, Matthew
Leitch, Shona
Rosewall, Ian
Conference name Australian Information Security Management. Conference (9th : 2011 : Perth, W. A.)
Conference location Perth, W. A.
Conference dates 5-7 Dec. 2011
Title of proceedings Proceedings of The 9th Australian Information Security Management Conference
Editor(s) Bolan, Christopher
Valli, Craig
Publication date 2011
Conference series Australian Information Security Management Conference
Publisher SECAU - Security Research Centre
Place of publication Perth, W. A.
Keyword(s) social network systems (SNS)
Facebook
attack tree
Summary Social networking systems (SNS’s) such as Facebook are an ever evolving and developing means of social interaction, which is not only being used to disseminate information to family, friends and colleagues but as a way of meeting and interacting with "strangers" through the advent of a large number of social applications. The attractiveness of such software has meant a dramatic increase in the number of frequent users of SNS’s and the threats which were once common to the Internet have now been magnified, intensified and altered as the potential for criminal behaviour on SNS’s increases. Social networking sites including Facebook contain a vast amount of personal information, that if obtained could be used for other purposes or to carry out other crimes such as identity theft. This paper will focus on the security threats posed to social networking sites and gain an understanding of these risks by using a security approach known as “attack trees”. This will allow for a greater understanding of the complexity associated with protecting Social Networking systems with a particular focus on Facebook.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780729806992
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2011, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041837

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