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Project ID: 344
Author: Vamshi Kancheti
Project Title: Security Analysis of Social Networks
Semester: 1 2010
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Hongyu Guo
Committee Member 2: Dr. Longzhuang Li
Project Description: A social network is a simple social structure made up of different individuals who are related to each other through inter-dependencies such as relationship, friendship, and business contacts. Social networking plays a vital role in the modern day society. Social network is the place, where any one can maintain the relationship with any one irrespective of their location. What succeeds invites attraction, both good and evil. Given the popularity of these social networking websites, evil intentions of hackers online must be monitored and addressed thoroughly. Risks of social networking include unauthorized account access and spread of malware. Recent incidents reveal the spread of crime through social networks and we have come across reports where cops have identified suspects using Facebook. The context of security in current global world is significant. The outline of the project is detecting the ways to find the evidence against; who ever use the social networks in unlawful ways. In this project the main focus is on the current popular social networks like Facebook, Orkut and Twitter. Examining the different locations on computer to find the evidence is the main task of this project.
Project URL:   344.pdf