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New filtering approaches for phishing email

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New filtering approaches for phishing email
Phishing emails usually contain a message from a credible looking source requesting a user to click a link to a website where she/he is asked to enter a password or other confidential information. Most phishing emails aim at withdrawing money from financial institutions or getting access to private information. Phishing has increased enormously over the last years and is a serious threat to global security and economy. There are a number of possible countermeasures to phishing. These range from communication-oriented approaches like authentication protocols over blacklisting to content-based filtering approaches. We argue that the first two approaches are currently not broadly implemented or exhibit deficits. Therefore content-based phishing filters are necessary and widely used to increase communication security. A number of features are extracted capturing the content and structural properties of the email. Subsequently a statistical classifier is trained using these features...
André Bergholz, Jan De Beer, Sebastian Glah
Added 28 Jan 2011
Updated 28 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where JCS
Authors André Bergholz, Jan De Beer, Sebastian Glahn, Marie-Francine Moens, Gerhard Paaß, Siehyun Strobel
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