July 2015: Detecting and Preventing Online Identity Deception in Social Networking Services

posted Jul 10, 2015, 9:03 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos

Michail Tsikerdekis, Sherali Zeadally, "Detecting and Preventing Online Identity Deception in Social Networking Services", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.19, no. 3, pp. 41-49, May-June 2015, doi:10.1109/MIC.2015.21
http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2015.21

Abstract: In the past decade social networking services (SNS) flooded the Web. The nature of such sites makes identity deception easy, offering a quick way to set up and manage identities, and then connect with and deceive others. Fighting deception requires a coordinated approach by users and developers to ensure detection and prevention. This article identifies the most prevalent approaches in detecting and preventing identity deception (from both a user's and developer's perspective), evaluating their efficiency, and providing recommendations to help eradicate this issue.
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