COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THREATS AND SOLUTIONS IN ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

Sowmya P, Madhumita Chatterjee

Abstract


The popularity of social networks is increasing day by day to such an extent that people have become addict to it. Large proportion of users are teenagers. But most of these users are not aware of various security and privacy risks affecting these social sites like identity theft, sexual harassment, spamming and many more. The Online Social Network users readily share a lot of personal and private information in the network like phone numbers, email address, family relations, bank details, home address etc. This information can be easily hacked by hackers and attackers. There are lot of solutions available in the market to fight against these threats. So, a thorough review of various security threats affecting the Online Social Network users are discussed along with examples. Also, some existing solutions to fight against these threats are also discussed.

Keywords


OSN, Online Social Networks, threats, solutions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v9i1.5455

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