Privacy Inference Attack Against Users in Online Social Networks: A Literature Review

Yangheran Piao, Kai Ye, Xiaohui Cui
2021 IEEE Access  
With the rapid development of social networks, users pay more and more attention to the protection of personal information. However, the transmission of users' personal information through social networks will inevitably lead to privacy leakage and make users attacked. A large amount of privacy information can be inferred from the content and social traces published by users, which leads to the rise of privacy inference technology for users in social networks. Social relationship inference and
more » ... ttribute inference are two basic attacks on users' privacy in social networks. This is the first systematic review of privacy inference attacks in social networks. The purpose of this retrospective study is to provide a global summary, summarizing the time trend of the topic, and show the evolution of the topic in the past 15 years. In addition, this paper discusses the trend and development of this topic and finally looks forward to future work. The contribution of our work is helpful for researchers to continue their research in this field. INDEX TERMS Social network, user privacy, inference attack, security.
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3064208 fatcat:rljfmzrkenfctjpcgpzrpvmume