Socio-technological phishing prevention

Gaurav Gupta*, Josef Pieprzyk

*Corresponding author for this work

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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. Categories and subject descriptors: Identity theft

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalInformation Security Technical Report
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


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