Addressing false identity attacks in action-based P2P social networks with an open census

S. Qin, Marius C. Silaghi, T. Matsui, M. Yokoo, K. Hirayama

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Abstract

P2P social networks defined by user actions (e.g., P2P discussion forums) are expected to be ideal environments for Sybil and false identity attacks (just as in the case of the similar web based systems: YouTube, etc.). In particular, these attacks are a significant impediment for meaningful electronic petition drives since they render impossible the verification of the eligibility of participants. While many electronic social networks strive for guaranteeing the privacy (e.g., by anonymization) of their users, existing systems for petition drives, like DirectDemocracyP2P.net, encourage users to disclose their real identities and are meaningless when users do not follow this request. We describe a framework and investigate techniques for running decentralized peer-to-peer census processes that enable observers to independently verify the identity of participants in a social network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IATW 2013
Pages50-57
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops, WI-IATW 2013 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2013Nov 20 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IATW 2013
Volume3

Other

Other2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops, WI-IATW 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period11/17/1311/20/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence

Cite this

Qin, S., Silaghi, M. C., Matsui, T., Yokoo, M., & Hirayama, K. (2013). Addressing false identity attacks in action-based P2P social networks with an open census. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IATW 2013 (pp. 50-57). [6690693] (Proceedings - 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IATW 2013; Vol. 3). https://doi.org/10.1109/WI-IAT.2013.149