Safebook: Feasibility of transitive cooperation for privacy on a decentralized social network

Leucio Antonio Cutillo, Refik Molva, Thorsten Strufe
2009 2009 IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks & Workshops  
Social networking services (SNS), which provide the application with the most probably highest growth rates in the Internet today, raise serious security concerns, especially with respect to the privacy of their users. Multiple studies have shown the vulnerability of these services to breaches of privacy and to impersonation attacks mounted by third parties, however the centralized storage at the providers of SNS represents an additional quite significant weakness that so far has not
more » ... y been addressed. In this paper we show the feasibility of "Safebook", our proposal for the provision of a competitive social networking service, which solves these vulnerabilities by its decentralized design, leveraging on the real life relationships of its users and means of cryptography.
doi:10.1109/wowmom.2009.5282446 dblp:conf/wowmom/CutilloMS09 fatcat:phtvj7tuybfrzievsmfzg7wrrm