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Conference proceedings | Research library
| 17/11/2016

Real time detection of phishing websites

Abdulghani Ali Ahmed | Nurul Amirah Abdullah

Web Spoofing lures the user to interact with the fake websites rather than the real ones. The main objective of this attack is to steal the sensitive information from the users. The attacker creates a ‘shadow’ website that looks similar to the legitimate website. This fraudulent act allows the attacker to observe and modify any information from the user. This paper proposes a detection technique of phishing websites based on checking Uniform Resources Locators (URLs) of web pages. The proposed solution is able to distinguish between the legitimate web page and fake web page by checking the Uniform Resources Locators (URLs) of suspected web pages. URLs are inspected based on particular characteristics to check the phishing web pages. The detected attacks are reported for prevention. The performance of the proposed solution is evaluated using Phistank and Yahoo directory datasets. The obtained results show that the detection mechanism is deployable and capable to detect various types of phishing attacks maintaining a low rate of false alarms.

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