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Project ID: 445
Author: Qazi Khaja Nizamuddin Shajji
Project Title: Investigation of the Enhancement of Security in Social Networks by Modifying Privacy Policy among Users
Semester: 2 2015
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: Online social networking sites (OSNs), offer an easy and inexpensive way for users‟ to maintain communication across the globe. They help the users in finding the new friends and communicating with the old ones. The application enables user flexibility, privacy and security policies in terms of authorization and authentication. Social networking sites are more vulnerable to various threats such as disclosure of information, privacy issues and attacks. And hence it requires new policies or enhanced settings for each user profile such that it enhances and strengthens the data security. The Web application implements enhanced privacy settings for the users by allowing the users to set different privacy settings for different users based on their roles (owner, contributors, and stakeholder) over the resources. It also implements decision voting mechanism to allow for sharing and denial based on the privacy settings which will be enforced on user profile. These privacy settings are evaluated each time when the other users of application (who are not the owner of resources) try to access the uploaded data. Overall, it implements simple and highly secure feature for the user to protect their information identity and privacy over online social networking sites by providing user control privacy settings.
Project URL:   445.pdf