ERIC Number: EJ1080035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Security and Vulnerability Assessment of Social Media Sites: An Exploratory Study
Zhao, Jensen; Zhao, Sherry Y.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n8 p458-466 2015
While the growing popularity of social media has brought many benefits to society, it has also resulted in privacy and security threats. The authors assessed the security and vulnerability of 50 social media sites. The findings indicate that most sites (a) posted privacy and security policies but only a minority stated clearly their execution of the key security measures; (b) had network information that was publicly available through Internet search, which was vulnerable to cyber intrusion; and (c) were secured with firewalls, filters, or port closures, with only few ports detected as open, which need further improvement.
Descriptors: Social Media, Information Security, Information Policy, Privacy, Information Networks, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Audits (Verification), Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Security
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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