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Seven Deadliest Social Network Attacks by Richard Perez, Carl Timm

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CHAPTER           

Social Networking Infrastructure Attacks

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INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

Bringing the Social Networks to Their Knees

Saving the Social Networks and Ourselves

Social networks today host millions of users. The services offered by social networks vary from basic communications to applications that can help you on a daily basis. Keep in mind that the traffic on these sites is considered legitimate traffic.

All of this has created the perfect storm for attackers. They now have a platform that if they can compromise, it will provide access to millions of victims. It also allows them to hide their tracks within legitimate traffic streams. Oh yeah, we can’t forget that it becomes more difficult to shut down a social network than ...

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