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Secret Picture: An Efficient Tool for Mitigating Deletion Delay on OSN

Lai, Shangqi, Liu, Joseph K, Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond and Liang, Kaitai (2016) Secret Picture: An Efficient Tool for Mitigating Deletion Delay on OSN In: International Conference on Information and Communications Security, 9-11 December 2015, Beijing, China.

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With the increasing popularity of online social networks (OSNs) and the ability to access and exchange sensitive user information, user privacy concerns become an important issue which have attracted the attention of researchers and policymakers. For example, deleted pictures or pictures in deleted posts may not be deleted from the OSN server immediately, and hence accessible to another unauthorized user. In this paper, we highlight the deletion delay issue in seven popular OSNs, namely: Facebook, Instagram, MySpace, Tumblr, Flickr, Google+ and Weibo, which can be exploited by another unauthorized user to gain access to these pictures. To ensure OSN users are able to achieve a higher level of privacy, we propose a conceptual privacy-preserving tool for photo sharing, without compromising on transparency and real-time sharing features. We demonstrate the utility of the tool by prototyping a browser extension, which does not require modification of existing OSN systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Lai, Shangqi
Liu, Joseph K
Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond
Editors :
Qing, Sihan
Okamoto, Eiji
Kwangjo, Kim
Liu, Dongmei
Date : 5 March 2016
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-29814-6
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords : Online social networks; Deletion delay; Privacy attacks; Privacy-preserving for social network; Photo sharing
Depositing User : Jane Hindle
Date Deposited : 31 Oct 2017 14:35
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:03

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