Volume 17, No. 3, 2020

Unmasking The Secrets: A Survey Of Cryptanalysis Techniques For Social Networking Apps

Shrikant Burje, Sandeep Bhad


Social networking apps have become ubiquitous in today's digital landscape, providing users with convenient platforms for communication, information sharing, and social interaction. However, the security and privacy of these apps have come under scrutiny due to the increasing threats of data breaches, identity theft, and unauthorized access. Cryptanalysis, the study of analyzing and breaking cryptographic protocols, plays a crucial role in identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in social networking apps' cryptographic mechanisms. In this survey, we review the state-of-the-art cryptanalysis techniques employed in social networking apps, including encryption algorithms, key management, authentication, and secure messaging. We analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these cryptographic techniques and discuss common attack vectors and countermeasures. Furthermore, we highlight emerging trends and future directions in cryptanalysis for social networking apps, such as quantum computing, blockchain, and post-quantum cryptography. This survey aims to provide researchers, practitioners, and policymakers with a comprehensive overview of the cryptanalysis landscape in the context of social networking apps, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in securing these pervasive communication platforms.

Pages: 226-233

Keywords: Cryptanalysis, Social networking apps, Cryptographic techniques, Encryption algorithms, Key management, Authentication, Secure messaging, Data breaches, Privacy, Security, Quantum computing, Blockchain, Post-quantum cryptography.

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