Analysis of three trusted friends' vulnerability in facebook

Ahmed Kadhim Noor, Mohammad Abdur Razzaque

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    Abstract

    With about 1 billion users, Facebook nowadays is the most popular and famous social networking site (SNS) around the globe. It is one of the Internet's biggest success stories. Facebook gets hundreds of new users every day because of the incredible spread of the network. One specific aspect of this social network site that widely discussed in the news and heavily researched in academic circles is the security and privacy issues of Facebook. Facebook provides different security mechanisms and one of these mechanism is a facility known as 3 trusted friends that Facebook provide to its users to recover their accounts in case that they forget their passwords which it could be a vulnerability as well if it is misused by malicious person. The purpose of this paper is to introduce this new 3 trusted friend's vulnerability that could be exploited by a hacker to recover the password of a legitimate user and hack his account.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages300-303
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781479927586
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
    Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    Duration: 23 Dec 201324 Dec 2013
    Conference number: 2

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies
    Abbreviated titleACSAT 2013
    CountryMalaysia
    CityKuching, Sarawak
    Period23/12/1324/12/13

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    Noor, A. K., & Razzaque, M. A. (2014). Analysis of three trusted friends' vulnerability in facebook. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013 (pp. 300-303). [6836595] (Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, ACSAT 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSAT.2013.66