SecureWear: a framework for securing mobile social networks

Baishakhi Ray, Richard Han

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With the rising popularity of social networks, people have started accessing social networking sites from anywhere, any time, and from a variety of devices. Exploiting this ubiquity, the social networking data of an individual can be coupled with her geographical location to build different context aware applications. However, the existing infrastructure to share this personalized data forces users to compromise their privacy. In this paper, we present a secure framework, which allows interaction of social network information with location-based services, without compromising user privacy and security. Through exchanging an encrypted nonce ID (EID) associated with a verified user location, our framework allows location-based services to query its vicinity for relevant information without disclosing user identity. We further argue that, this kind of framework should be adopted as a common security framework for mobile-social interaction to meet privacy requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Science and Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Science and Engineering - Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012, Proceedings
EditorsNatarajan Meghanathan, Nabendu Chaki, Dhinaharan Nagamalai
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
PublisherSpringer-VDI-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Electronic)9783642273087
ISBN (Print)9783642273070
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, CCSIT 2012 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 2 Jan 20124 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, CCSIT 2012


  • Mobile computing
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Social network
  • Wearable device


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