Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 78, Issue 22, pp 31003–31017 | Cite as

Ensuring efficient multimedia message sharing in mobile social network

  • Xuejiao LiuEmail author
  • Junmei Sun
  • Wei Yang
  • Mengqing Jiang
  • Fengli Yang


Mobile Social Networks (MSN) are attractive applications which enable users to share data with a group of friends and stay connected. WeChat, QQ are among the most popular applications of MSNs where personal multimedia files are shared among group contacts. However, the security risks accompanying such developments have raised concerns in people. The providers typically store users’ data, and offer few options for the users to custom and manage the dissipation of their data over the network. In this paper, we design a data sharing framework in which individuals retain ownership of their data. The scheme gives users flexible and granular access control over their data, and more importantly it provides protection from the untrusted data provider server. Experiments show the efficiency of our scheme.


Mobile social network Message sharing Attribute based encryption 



This research is supported in part by the following funds: National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant number 61502134, 61472113, and 61304188, Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under grant number LZ13F020004 and LR14F020003, Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Innovation Program under grant number 2013TD03, and Hangzhou Science and Technology Development Plan under grant number 20170533B04.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuejiao Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Junmei Sun
    • 1
  • Wei Yang
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mengqing Jiang
    • 4
  • Fengli Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Service EngineeringHangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.Institute of No.145 Erqi RoadWuhanChina
  4. 4.Hangzhou Yuantiao Technology CorporationHangzhouChina

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