Recommendations for Online Social Networks

This paper aims to provide a useful introduction to security issues in the area of Social Networking, highlight the most important threats and make recommendations for action and best practices to reduce the security risks to users. Examples are given from a number of providers throughout the papers. These should be taken as examples only and there is no intention to single out a specific provider for criticism or praise.

Contributors:, Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University, Elisabetta Carrara, ENISA, Fred Stutzman, UNC, Jon Callas, PGP Corp, Klaus Schimmer, SAP, Maz Nadjm, Rareface, Mathieu Gorge, Vigitrust, Nicole Ellison, MSU, Paul King, Cisco Systems, Ralph Gross, Carnegie Mellon University, Scott Golder, Hewlett-Packard

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