A Survey on Online Social Networks: Applications, Threats and SolutionsAuthor : K. Jayabalan and B. Subramani
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 6-8
Online social networks (OSNs) are playing crucial role in digital world today. OSNs are web applications that allow users to share their personal information, digital images and videos, and to inform others about online or real time world activities and events with people in their network. OSN’s are decentralized and distributed computer networks where users communicate with their friends and relatives through Internet services. The Smartphone has increase the situation for hacker’s to attacks end user data from OSNs. Behaviors of OSN users has been monitored for data analytics. In this paper, we represent full review of the applications, different security level threats and privacy issues, which threaten the well-being of OSN users in general, and children in particular. In addition, we present an overview of existing solutions that can provide better protection, security, and privacy for OSN users. We also offer few recommendations for OSN users, which can improve their security and privacy when using the online social networks.
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