Anti-phishing as a web-based user service

C. Cranston, G.R.S. Weir

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This paper describes the recent phenomenon of phishing, in which email messages are sent to unwitting recipients in order to elicit personal information and perpetrate identity theft and financial fraud. A variety of existing techniques for addressing this problem are detailed and a novel approach to the provision of phishing advice is introduced. This takes the form of a Web-based user-service to which users may forward suspect email messages for inspection. The Anti- Phishing Web Service rates the suspect email and provides a Web-based report that the submitter may view. This approach promises benefits in the form of added security for the end-user and insight on the factors that are most revealing of phishing attacks.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventProceedings of e-commerce 2006 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 Dec 200611 Dec 2006


ConferenceProceedings of e-commerce 2006
CityBarcelona, Spain


  • phishing
  • spam
  • email scams
  • fraud
  • internet fraud
  • internet security


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