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Title: Analyzing Membership Profile Privacy Issues in Online Social Networks
Authors: Abdulhamid, Shafi’i Muhammad
Abdulazeez, Hassan T.
Abrahamand, Ochoche
Mohammed, Umar
Keywords: Membership Profile
Privacy Issues
Social Networking Sites (SNS)
Online Social networks (OSN)
Issue Date: 7-Sep-2011
Publisher: The IUP Journal of Information Technology
Abstract: A Social Networking Site (SNS) is an online service that attracts a society of subscribers and provides such users with a multiplicity of tools for distribution of personal data and creating subscribers-generated content directed to a given user’s interest and personal life. Operators of Online Social Networks (OSN) are gradually giving out potentially sensitive information about users and their relationships with advertisers, application developers, and data-mining researchers. Some criminals too uses information gathered through membership profile in social networks to break peoples PINs and passwords. In this paper, we looked at the field structure of membership profiles in 10 popular SNS. We also analyzed how private information can easily be made public in such sites. At the end, recommendations and countermeasures were made on how to safeguard subscribers’ personal data.
Appears in Collections:Cyber Security Science

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