An Access Control Method Based on a Synthesized Metric from Trust and Risk Factors for Online Social Networks


KIPS Transactions on Computer and Communication Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 15-26, Jan. 2010
10.3745/KIPSTC.2010.17.1.15, Full Text:

Abstract

Social Networks such as ‘Facebook’ and ‘Myspace’ are regarded as useful tools for people to share interests and maintain or expand relationships with other people. However, they pose the risk that personal information can be exposed to other people without explicit permission from the information owner. Therefore, we need a solution for this problem. Although existing social network sites allow users to specify the exposing range or users who can access their personal information, this cannot be a practical solution because the information can still be revealed to third parties through the permitted users albeit unintentionally. Usually, people allow the access of unknown person to personal data in online social networks and this implies the possibility of information leakage. We could use an access control method based on trust value, but this has the limitation that it cannot reflect the quantitative risk of information leakage. As a solution to this problem, this paper proposes an access control method based on a synthesized metric from trust and risk factors. Our various experiments show that the risk of information leakage can play an important role in the access control of online social networks.


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[IEEE Style]
Y. J. Seo and S. Y. Han, "An Access Control Method Based on a Synthesized Metric from Trust and Risk Factors for Online Social Networks," KIPS Journal C (2001 ~ 2012) , vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 15-26, 2010. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTC.2010.17.1.15.

[ACM Style]
Yang Jin Seo and Sang Yong Han. 2010. An Access Control Method Based on a Synthesized Metric from Trust and Risk Factors for Online Social Networks. KIPS Journal C (2001 ~ 2012) , 17, 1, (2010), 15-26. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTC.2010.17.1.15.