Socio-technological phishing prevention

Gupta, Gaurav & Pieprzyk, Josef (2011) Socio-technological phishing prevention. Information Security Technical Report, 16(2), pp. 67-73.

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Phishing is deceptive collection of personal information leading to embezzlement, identity theft, and so on. Preventive and combative measures have been taken by banking institutions, software vendors, and network authorities to fight phishing. At the forefront of this resilience are consortiums such as APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) and PhishTank, the latter being a collaborative platform where everyone can submit potentially phishing web-pages and classify web-pages as either phish or genuine. PhishTank also has an API that the browsers use to notify users when she tries to load a phishing page. There are some organizations and individuals who are very active and highly accurate in classifying web-pages on PhishTank. In this paper, we propose a defense model that uses these experts to fight phishing.

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ID Code: 69342
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Phishing, Identity theft, e-stealing, e-theft
DOI: 10.1016/j.istr.2011.09.003
ISSN: 2214-2126
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 03:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 01:06

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