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Name examples for threats in social networks.

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What can a cybercriminal do with an impersonated account?

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What is the possible damage of account takeovers?

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What are social engineering attacks?

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What are the problems with malicious social media applications?

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What are the risk of location-based augmented reality games?

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Shortly describe botnets.

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What are the result of the Oxford internet institute report?

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Describe the agenda setting theory.

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Describe the process of setting the agenda in the 2016 election.

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What does manufacture consensus mean?

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Describe the steps in the analysis of botnets

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Name examples for threats in social networks.

  • account impersonations
  • account take over
  • social engineering attacks
  • malicious social media applications
  • location-based augmented reality games
  • social botnets

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What can a cybercriminal do with an impersonated account?

  • send malicious links
  • launch phishing attacks
  • spread malware
  • promulgate social engineering attacks

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What is the possible damage of account takeovers?

  • theft of private data
  • slander
  • malware or pithing dissemination
  • cyber vandalism

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What are social engineering attacks?

  • attacks rely on exploiting the human trust factor
  • can be extremely effective in social networks
  • common techniques
    • pishing
    • pretexting: get the people willing to do extraordinary thing trough an invented scenario

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What are the problems with malicious social media applications?

  • api specifies how the third-party application can interface within the social platform
  • user has to grant permission to the app
  • the app has right to view and copy information about the user, sometimes to publish
  • 13% of apps in study

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What are the risk of location-based augmented reality games?

  • robberies (luring someone to secluded areas)
  • data theft (fake version of game)
  • personal injury (do not check your surrounding

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Shortly describe botnets.

  • cybercriminals take control of several users computers and organize them into network of bots that can be managed remotely
  • attacks
    • distributed denial of service attacks
    • deploying large scale spam attack
    • crowd manipulation

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What are the result of the Oxford internet institute report?

  • question: how political bots been used in USA 2016 election
  • method: qualitative analysis
  • result: bot reached positions of measurable influence

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Describe the agenda setting theory.

  • the more often something comes up in the media, the more likely the public is to consider it important

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Describe the process of setting the agenda in the 2016 election.

  • by defying expectation for what a presidential candidate should say and do, Trump set the medias agenda which in turn sets the publics
  • trump received 15% more coverage 
  • services like twitter allow to bypass media gatekeepers and to circulate directly content regardless of form
  • in principle this democratize political discussion, however by controlling social media or misusing it one can likewise set the agenda

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What does manufacture consensus mean?

  • giving the illusion of significant online popularity in order to build real political support
  • Megaphone effect: social media bots play a fairly heavy-handed role in amplifying political messages

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Describe the steps in the analysis of botnets

  1. collecting data: use Twitter streaming API that allows to collect tweets based on selected parameters
  2. identifying bots: used „Botometer”, publicly available, which generates more than 1000 features using available meta-data
  3. network analysis

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