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Presentation that discuss the general security aspects and threats to social networking users. A brief overview of Social Network history amd statistics is also provided. This presentation took place …

Presentation that discuss the general security aspects and threats to social networking users. A brief overview of Social Network history amd statistics is also provided. This presentation took place at Campus Party Brasil, on January 2010.

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  • 1. Security Aspects of Social Networks Anchises M. G. De Paula Security Intelligence Analyst iDefense, VeriSign February 25, 2010
  • 2. Agenda Motivation History Future of Social Networking Current Problems Security aspects of Social Networking Source: XKCD - http://xkcd.com
  • 3. Why Social Networks? Country Population (in millions) Global and cultural phenomenon 1600 1400 1200 Facebook: 400 million 1000 800 users 600 400 3th largest “country” in 200 0 the world A il a a ok sia az in di US bo In Ch ne Br ce do Fa In New attack vector for Source: Facebook, CIA phishers, fraudsters and sexual predators
  • 4. Why Social Networks? New organization: “egocentric” approach Digital Identities Profiles Fakesters Source: Google
  • 5. Why Security? “It’s the great irony of the Information Age that the very technologies that empower us to create and to build also empower those who would disrupt and destroy” (Barack Obama) Source: Whitehouse
  • 6. History
  • 7. Demographics Dominant social network vary greatly between different geographic regions Majority of the online connections between real-life friends Source: oxyweb
  • 8. Future of Social Networking Virtual Currency Mobile Social Networking Sensor Networks Social TV Source: Wired
  • 9. Current Problems Decentralization and Interoperability Managing Social Identities Trust and Reputation Management
  • 10. Current Problems Privacy Personal data Pictures Professional information
  • 11. Current Problems Privacy Personal data Pictures Professional information Content Overload
  • 12. Current Problems Offense, Hate and Discrimination Child Safety and Sexual Crimes Defamation Stalking Cyber bullying Sexting
  • 13. Security aspects of Social Networking Current Security Threats Identity/Password Theft Fake profiles Targeted attacks
  • 14. Security aspects of Social Networking Current Security Threats Malicious Code, Viruses and Worms Spam, Phishing and Financial Fraud Malicious Programs Targeting Social Networking Sites
  • 15. Security aspects of Social Networking Current Security Threats URL Shortening Hide malicious sites Source: tweetmeme
  • 16. Security aspects of Social Networking Social Networks under Attack Exploit of Social Network Gadgets Security vulnerabilities Cross-site scripting (XSS) SQL injection DDoS Worms Koobface
  • 17. Security aspects of Social Networking Malicious Actors Individuals Spammers and phishers Fraudsters and cyber criminals Hacktivists and terrorist groups Sexual predators
  • 18. Security aspects of Social Networking Malicious Actors Terrorism Using Social Networks and Online Communities
  • 19. Security aspects of Social Networking Malicious Actors Hacking communities Recruitment Information exchange Marketplace Hacker for hire
  • 20. References Data Privacy Day: http://dataprivacyday2010.org Social Media Security: http://socialmediasecurity.com http://twitter.com/SocialMediaSec SocialNetworkingWatch: http://www.socialnetworkingwatch.com Security and Privacy in Social Networks Bibliography: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jcb82/sns_bib/main.html iDefense: www.idefense.com
  • 21. Thank you :) Anchises M. G. De Paula http://anchisesbr.blogspot.com Twitter: @anchisesbr
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