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Many networks are dynamic in that their topology changes rapidly--on the same time scale as the communications of interest between network nodes. Examples are the human contact networks involved in the transmission of disease, ad hoc radio networks between moving vehicles, and the transactions between principals in a market. While we have good models of(More)
Many research efforts for image encryption schemes have elaborated for designing nonlinear functions since security of these schemes closely depends on inherent characteristics of non-linear functions. It is commonly believed that a chaotic map can be used as a good candidate of a nonlinear component for image encryption schemes. We propose a new image(More)
Instant messaging (IM) is increasingly popular among not only Internet but also smartphone users. In this paper, we analyze the security issue of an IM application, KakaoTalk, which is the most widely used in South Korea, with a focus on automated friends registration based on contacts sync. We demonstrate that there are multiple ways of collecting victims'(More)
Many people started being concerned about their privacy in delivering private chats, photographs, contacts and other personal information through mobile instant messaging services. Fortunately, in the majority of mobile instant messaging services, encrypted communication channels (e.g., using the SSL/TLS protocols) are used by default to protect delivered(More)
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In modern politics, parties and individual candidates must have an online presence and usually have dedicated social media coordinators. In this context, we study the usefulness of analysing Twitter messages to identify both the characteristics of political parties and the political leaning of users. As a case study, we collected the main stream of Twitter(More)
Nowadays, the use of social media such as Twitter is necessary to monitor trends of people on political issues. As a case study, we collected the main stream of Twitter related to the 2010 UK general election during the associated period. We analyse the characteristics of the three main parties in the election. Also, we propose a simple and practical(More)
Hybrid Content-based filtering Challenge-response Threshold sensitivity problem a b s t r a c t Spam messages are an increasing threat to mobile communication. Several mitigation techniques have been proposed, including white and black listing, challenge-response and content-based filtering. However, none are perfect and it makes sense to use a combination(More)
A number of web service firms have started to authenticate users via their social knowledge, such as whether they can identify friends from photos. We investigate attacks on such schemes. First, attackers often know a lot about their targets; most people seek to keep sensitive information private from others in their social circle. Against close enemies ,(More)
We propose a new phishing detection heuristic based on the search results returned from popular web search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. The full URL of a website a user intends to access is used as the search string, and the number of results returned and ranking of the website are used for classification. Most of the time, legitimate websites(More)