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Privacy-Preserving Interest Group Formation in Online Social Networks (OSNs) Using Fully Homomorphic Encryption

Kaosar, M. and Mamun, Q. (2014) Privacy-Preserving Interest Group Formation in Online Social Networks (OSNs) Using Fully Homomorphic Encryption. Journal of Information Privacy and Security, 10 (1). pp. 44-52.

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Abstract

In online social networks (OSNs), interest groups are becoming increasingly popular due to the growth of social networking sites and their users. These groups can serve various purposes including political, professional, and religious interests. These interest group formation procedures involve the disclosure of user identities and interests, which can be considered as a violation of privacy. To date, no significant and effective research has addressed this issue so that the OSN users can form groups securely. This study proposes a cryptography-based privacy-preserving solution that will allow users to form groups by disclosing neither their identities nor their interests. Even users within the group will enjoy the privacy-preserving communication if they want. This study also show that this fully homomorphic encryption-based proposed solution is secure against some possible attacks.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62303
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