Personality Privacy Protection Method of Social Users Based on Generative Adversarial Networks

Yi Sui, Xiujuan Wang, Kangfeng Zheng, Yutong Shi, Siwei Cao, Gennaro Vessio
2022 Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  
Obscuring or otherwise minimizing the release of personality information from potential victims of social engineering attacks effectively interferes with an attacker's personality analysis and reduces the success rate of social engineering attacks. We propose a text transformation method named PerTransGAN using generative adversarial networks (GANs) to protect the personality privacy hidden in text data. Making use of reinforcement learning, we use the output of the discriminator as a reward
more » ... nal to guide the training of the generator. Moreover, the model extracts text features from the discriminator network as additional semantic guidance signals. And the loss function of the generator adds a penalty item to reduce the weight of words that contribute more to personality information in the real text so as to hide the user's personality privacy. In addition, the semantic and personality modules are designed to calculate the semantic similarity and personality distribution distance between the real text and the generated text as a part of the objective function. Experiments show that the self-attention module and semantic module in the generator improved the content retention of the text by 0.11 compared with the baseline model and obtained the highest BLEU score. In addition, with the addition of penalty item and personality module, compared with the classification accuracy of the original data, the accuracy of the generated text in the personality classifier decreased by 20%. PerTransGAN model preserves users' personality privacy as found in user data by transforming the text and preserving semantic similarity while blocking privacy theft by attackers.
doi:10.1155/2022/2419987 pmid:35463264 pmcid:PMC9020900 fatcat:iucfhwlhhbfptgnsqq35tjjyea