Welcome to Security Subgroup of BBCR Lab

Security and Privacy in Social Networks

Social Networks

With the ever-increasing demands of content sharing and the boom of smartphones, social networks can be integrated with multimedia applications to provide diverse personalized multimedia-oriented services. Mobile social networks (MSNs) not only facilitate multimedia services within the social community or among social friends in both centralized and distributed patterns, but also enable people to customize the content selection or query towards the pool of the multimedia contents. However, security and privacy issues pose new challenges to MMSNs. We study privacy-preserving profile matching, secure data forwarding, content query, service review evaluation, content filtering in MSN applications.

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. K. Zhang, X. Liang, J. Ni, K. Yang, and X. Shen, " Exploiting Social Network to Enhance Human-to-Human Infection Analysis Without Privacy Leakage", IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing, to appear.
  2. H. Li, H. Zhu, S. Du, X. Liang and X. Shen, " Privacy Leakage of Location Sharing in Mobile Social Networks: Attacks and Defense ", IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing, to appear.
  3. K. Zhang, X. Liang, R. Lu and X. Shen, " PIF: A Personalized Fine-grained Spam Filtering Scheme with Privacy Preservation in Mobile Social Network ", IEEE Trans. on Computational Social Systems, Vol.2, No.3, pp.41-52, 2015.
  4. J. Ren, Y. Zhang, K. Zhang, and X. Shen, "SACRM: Social Aware Crowdsourcing with Reputation Management in Mobile Sensing", Computer Communications (Elsevier), to appear.
  5. K. Zhang, X. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "Exploiting Multimedia Services in Mobile Social Network from Security and Privacy Perspectives", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 58-65, Mar. 2014.
  6. X. Liang, K. Zhang, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Security and Privacy in Mobile Social Network: Challenges and Solutions", IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 33-41, Feb. 2014.
  7. X. Liang, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Enabling Trustworthy Service Evaluation in Service-oriented Mobile Social Networks", IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 310-320, Feb. 2014.
  8. X. Liang, X. Li, K. Zhang, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Fully Anonymous Profile Matching in Mobile Social Networks", IEEE J. Selected Areas of Communications, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 641-655, 2013.
  9. X. Liang, X. Li, T. H. Luan, R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Shen, "Morality-driven Data Forwarding with Privacy Preservation in Mobile Social Networks", IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 3209-3221, 2012.
  10. X. Liang, M. Barua, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "HealthShare: Achieving Secure and Privacy-preserving Health Information Sharing through Health Social Networks", Computer Communications (Elsevier), Vol. 35, no. 15, pp. 1910-1920, 2012.
  11. R. Lu, X. Lin, T. H. Luan, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "Pseudonym Changing at Social Spots: An Effective Strategy for Location Privacy in VANETs", IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 86-96, 2012.
  12. R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "A Secure Handshake Scheme with Symptoms-Matching for mHealthcare Social Network", ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 683-694, 2011.
  13. X. Liang, R. Lu, L. Chen, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "PEC: A Privacy-preserving Emergency Call Scheme for Mobile Healthcare Social Networks", IEEE/KICS J. Commu. and Networks (JCN), Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 102-112, 2011.

Conference Papers

  1. K. Zhang, X. Liang, R. Lu, K. Yang and X. Shen, "Exploiting Mobile Social Behaviors for Sybil Detection", Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM'15 (acceptance rate: 19%), Hong Kong, China, April 26 - May 1, 2015.
  2. K. Zhang, X. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "SAFE: A Social Based Updatable Filtering Protocol with Privacy-preserving in Mobile Social Networks", Proc. of IEEE ICC'13, Budapest, Hungary, June 9 - 13, 2013.
  3. X. Liang, X. Li, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "A Secure and Efficient Service Review System for Service-Oriented Mobile Social Networks", Proc. of IEEE ICDCS'12 (acceptance rate: 13%), Macau, China, June 18-21, 2012.
  4. K. Zhang, X. Liang, R. Lu, X. Shen, and H. Zhao, "VSLP: Voronoi-Socialspot-Aided Packet Forwarding Protocol with Receiver Location Privacy in MSNs", Proc. of IEEE Globecom'12, Anaheim, California, USA, Dec. 3-7, 2012.
  5. X. Liang, X. Li, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "An Efficient and Secure User Revocation Scheme in Mobile Social Networks", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'11, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  6. L. Chen, Z. Cao, R. Lu, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "EPF: An Event-aided Packet Forwarding Protocol for Privacy-preserving Mobile Healthcare Social Networks", Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM'11, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  7. R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "Secure Handshake with Symptoms-matching: The Essential to the Success of mHealthcare Social Network", Proc. of BodyNets'10, Corfu Island, Greece, Sept. 10-12, 2010.

Books/Chapters

  1. K. Zhang, X. Liang, R. Lu and X. Shen, "Exploiting Private Profile Matching for Efficient Packet Forwarding in Mobile Social Networks", Handbook on Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, CRC Press, Taylo & Francis Group, USA, August 2014.
  2. X. Liang, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Security and Privacy in Mobile Social Networks", SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, 2013. (ISBN: 978-1-4614-8857-6).
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