Secure photo sharing in social networks
Paper in proceeding, 2017

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2017.Nowadays, in an ubiquitous world where everything is connected to the Internet and where social networks play an important role in our lives, security and privacy is a must. Billions of pictures are uploaded daily to social networks and, with them, parts of our private life are disclosed. In this work, we propose a practical solution for secure photo sharing on social network with independence of its architecture which can be either centralised or distributed. This solution solves the inconsistencies that appear in distributed social network as a consequence of treating photos and access policies separately. Specifically, we solve this open problem by attaching an access policy to the images and thus, each time a photo is re-shared, the access policy will travel together with the image.

Applied cryptography


Social networks


P. Picazo-Sanchez

University of Gothenburg

Raul Pardo Jimenez

Software Technology (Chalmers)

Gerardo Schneider

University of Gothenburg

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

1868-4238 (ISSN) 1868-422X (eISSN)

Vol. 502 79-92
9783319584683 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science





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