Security

Detection of Phishing Websites and Secure Transactions

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Executive Summary

Phishing is an electronic online identity theft in which the attackers use a combination of social engineering and web site spoofing techniques to trick a user into revealing confidential information. It steals the user's personal identity data and financial credentials. Most of the phishing attacks emerge as spoofed E-Mails appearing as legitimate ones which make the users to trust and divulge into them by clicking the link provided in the E-Mail. To detect a Phishing website, human experts compare the claimed identity of a website with features in the website. For example, human experts often compare the domain name in the URL against the claimed identity.

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