PoX: Protecting users from malicious Facebook applications

@article{Egele2012PoXPU,
  title={PoX: Protecting users from malicious Facebook applications},
  author={Manuel Egele and Andreas Moser and Christopher Kr{\"u}gel and Engin Kirda},
  journal={Computer Communications},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={1507-1515}
}
Online social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Orkut store large amounts of sensitive user data. While a user can legitimately assume that a social network provider adheres to strict privacy standards, we argue that it is unwise to trust third-party applications on these platforms in the same way. Although the social network provider would be in the best position to implement fine-grained access control for third party applications directly into the platform, such mechanisms are still… CONTINUE READING

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