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Stealing Your Social Networks


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Stealing Your Social Networks

Computer scientists predict that a new class of malware will steal your behavior patterns.

Yaniv Altshuler at Ben Gurion University and a few pals argue that the value of your social network data makes it almost inevitable that malicious attackers will attempt to steal it.

They point out that many companies already mine the pattern of links in their data for things like recommender systems.

"An email address associated with an individual who is at the hub of a vibrant social network is...
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