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A survey of security risks of mobile social media through blog mining and an extensive literature search

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Abstract:

Purpose ‐ As mobile malware and virus are rapidly increasing in frequency and sophistication, mobile social media has recently become a very popular attack vector. The purpose of this paper is to survey the state-of-the-art of security aspect of mobile social media, identify recent trends, and provide recommendations for researchers and practitioners in this fast moving field. Design/methodology/approach ‐ This paper reviews disparate discussions in literature on security aspect of mobile social media though blog mining and an extensive literature search. Based on the detailed review, the author summarizes some key insights to help enterprises understand security risks associated with mobile social media. Findings ‐ Risks related to mobile social media are identified based on the results of the review. Best practices and useful tips are offered to help enterprises mitigate risks of mobile social media. This paper also provides insights and guidance for enterprises to mitigate the security risks of mobile social media. Originality/value ‐ The paper consolidates the fragmented discussion in literature and provides an in-depth review to help researchers understand the latest development of security risks associated with mobile social media.

Keywords: Blog mining; Bring your own device; Enterprise security; Mobile devices; Mobile social media; Risk mitigation; Security risks; Social media

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IMCS-12-2012-0068

Publication date: 2013-11-22

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