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Mobile Social Networks: Architecture, Privacy, Security Issues and Solutions

Vimitha R Vidhya Lakshmi and Gireesh Kumar T
TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita University, India
Abstract—Mobile social networks are applications or platforms that allow mobile users to communicate or interact with each other. Statistical surveys show that almost 80% of people are involved in such kind of networking. This paper gives an overview of recent related works contributed in Mobile social networks. Earlier sections of this paper deals with basic details of Mobile social networks regarding: types, characteristics, applications and usage. Following sections are comprised of details on architecture and architectural components of Mobile social networks, privacy and security issues, challenges and some existing solutions. At the end, some proposed privacy and security solutions and future directions are discussed and suggested on Mobile social networking.


Index Terms—Social networks, Mobile social networks, architecture, security, privacy



Cite: Vimitha R Vidhya Lakshmi and Gireesh Kumar T, "Mobile Social Networks: Architecture, Privacy, Security Issues and Solutions," Journal of Communications, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 524-531, 2017. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.12.9.  524-531.
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