Security Aspects
of Social Networks

          Anchises M. G. De Paula
        Security Intelligence Analyst
             ...
Agenda
 Motivation
 History
 Future of Social
 Networking
 Current Problems
 Security aspects of
 Social Networking




  ...
Why Social Networks?
                                      Country Population (in millions)
 Global and cultural
 phenomen...
Why Social Networks?

 New organization:
 “egocentric” approach

 Digital Identities
     Profiles
     Fakesters




    ...
Why Security?



“It’s the great irony of
      the Information
     Age that the very
     technologies that
      empowe...
History
Demographics
 Dominant social network vary greatly between different geographic
 regions
 Majority of the online connectio...
Future of Social Networking
 Virtual Currency

 Mobile Social
 Networking

 Sensor Networks

 Social TV                   ...
Current Problems
 Decentralization and Interoperability

 Managing Social Identities

 Trust and Reputation
 Management
Current Problems

 Privacy
   Personal data
   Pictures
   Professional
   information
Current Problems

 Privacy
   Personal data
   Pictures
   Professional information


 Content Overload
Current Problems

 Offense, Hate and Discrimination


 Child Safety and Sexual Crimes
   Defamation
   Stalking
   Cyber b...
Security aspects of Social
Networking
 Current Security Threats
   Identity/Password Theft
     Fake profiles
     Targete...
Security aspects of Social
Networking
 Current Security Threats
   Malicious Code, Viruses
   and Worms
   Spam, Phishing ...
Security aspects of Social
Networking
 Current Security Threats
   URL Shortening
     Hide malicious sites




          ...
Security aspects of Social
Networking
 Social Networks
 under Attack
   Exploit of Social
   Network Gadgets
   Security v...
Security aspects of Social
Networking
 Malicious Actors
   Individuals
      Spammers and
      phishers
      Fraudsters ...
Security aspects of Social
Networking

 Malicious Actors
   Terrorism Using Social
   Networks and Online
   Communities
Security aspects of Social
Networking
 Malicious Actors
   Hacking communities
     Recruitment
     Information exchange
...
References
 Data Privacy Day:
 http://dataprivacyday2010.org
 Social Media Security:
 http://socialmediasecurity.com
 http...
Thank you :)



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   Twitter: @anchisesbr
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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 at Campus Party Brasil, on January 2010.

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  • Your PPT is very useful for me. Would you have this files as PPT format? Would you please send me this file as PPT format? my email is:406247116@qq.com. Thank you so much!
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Security Aspects of Social Networks at Campus Party 2010

  1. 1. Security Aspects of Social Networks Anchises M. G. De Paula Security Intelligence Analyst iDefense, VeriSign February 25, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda Motivation History Future of Social Networking Current Problems Security aspects of Social Networking Source: XKCD - http://xkcd.com
  3. 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. 4. Why Social Networks? New organization: “egocentric” approach Digital Identities Profiles Fakesters Source: Google
  5. 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. 6. History
  7. 7. Demographics Dominant social network vary greatly between different geographic regions Majority of the online connections between real-life friends Source: oxyweb
  8. 8. Future of Social Networking Virtual Currency Mobile Social Networking Sensor Networks Social TV Source: Wired
  9. 9. Current Problems Decentralization and Interoperability Managing Social Identities Trust and Reputation Management
  10. 10. Current Problems Privacy Personal data Pictures Professional information
  11. 11. Current Problems Privacy Personal data Pictures Professional information Content Overload
  12. 12. Current Problems Offense, Hate and Discrimination Child Safety and Sexual Crimes Defamation Stalking Cyber bullying Sexting
  13. 13. Security aspects of Social Networking Current Security Threats Identity/Password Theft Fake profiles Targeted attacks
  14. 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. 15. Security aspects of Social Networking Current Security Threats URL Shortening Hide malicious sites Source: tweetmeme
  16. 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. 17. Security aspects of Social Networking Malicious Actors Individuals Spammers and phishers Fraudsters and cyber criminals Hacktivists and terrorist groups Sexual predators
  18. 18. Security aspects of Social Networking Malicious Actors Terrorism Using Social Networks and Online Communities
  19. 19. Security aspects of Social Networking Malicious Actors Hacking communities Recruitment Information exchange Marketplace Hacker for hire
  20. 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. 21. Thank you :) Anchises M. G. De Paula http://anchisesbr.blogspot.com Twitter: @anchisesbr
  22. 22. Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA
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