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Detecting Phishing Websites: User Behaviour Based


Manohar Kumar Kushwaha , galgotias university; S.Madhu, galgotias university


Phishing, Phishing Attacks, Phishing Websites Detection, Identity Theft, User Protection.


Phishing is a form of identity theft, where criminals create fake web sites that masquerade as trustworthy organizations. The goal of phishing is to trick people into giving sensitive information, such as passwords, personal identification numbers, and so on. Simply phishers creates a phishing website and then goes phishing by sending out promiscuous emails to unsuspecting users. The Phishers tries to convince the reader of the email to visit the link included in the email. When the user “bites” on the phish, the link in the email directs the user to the phishing site which appears legitimate and similar or identical to the legitimate target site. The phish is successful when the user enters confidential information on the phishing page and it is leaked to the phishers. Afterwards the phishers tries to exploit the confidential information by transferring money, opening accounts, or making purchases using the captured information. Or the phishers merely acts as a middleman and sells the information to other criminals. In this paper, we describe a novel approach to detect phishing websites that is based on the analysis of users’ online behaviours.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3532
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1154-1157

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