An Automated Social Graph De-anonymization Technique

@inproceedings{Sharad2014AnAS,
  title={An Automated Social Graph De-anonymization Technique},
  author={Kumar Sharad and George Danezis},
  booktitle={WPES},
  year={2014}
}
We present a generic and automated approach to re-identifying nodes in anonymized social networks which enables novel anonymization techniques to be quickly evaluated. It uses machine learning (decision forests) to matching pairs of nodes in disparate anonymized sub-graphs. The technique uncovers artefacts and invariants of any black-box anonymization scheme from a small set of examples. Despite a high degree of automation, classification succeeds with significant true positive rates even when… CONTINUE READING
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