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Reţelele sociale online din perspectiva securităţii
Online social networks from a security perspective

Author(s): Tudor Rat, Laurentiu Mihailescu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: National Institute for Intelligence Studies
Keywords: social network services; captive audience; web 3.0

Summary/Abstract: Social Networking Services provide both advantages and disadvantages for individual users and the Intelligence Community alike. While individuals can develop vast networks of friends and acquaintances, they must be aware that these new means of communication bring along a threat to their security. Social networks’ ubiquity nowadays offers an impressive number of new domains of interest for intelligence agencies, but, as with any „uncharted territory”, they come with great security issues, digital espionage being just one of them.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 29-41
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian