Security

An Anti-Phishing Application for the End User

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Executive Summary

Seeking sensitive user data in the form of online banking user-id and passwords or credit card information, which may then be used by 'Phishers' for their own personal gain is the primary objective of the phishing e-mails. With the increase in the online trading activities, there has been a phenomenal increase in the phishing scams which have now started achieving monstrous proportions. This paper presents an Anti-Phishing application for the end user which keeps track of the sites with which the user indulges in financial transactions, scans e-mail account for mails which appear to have come from these institutions and warns against suspected phishing e-mails, if the same are detected in mailbox.

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