User's Verification to Prevent Malicious Access in Web-Based Forums

Date Added: Feb 2013
Format: PDF

In this paper, the authors aims to address the issue of malicious accounts that are created and used to imitate real users in web-based forums. In fact, form bots are used to create fake users on forums for several purposes. As a result hundreds of fake users start appearing in the forums and normally placing spam URLs. For forum administrators/managers/moderators, it is a frustrating job to keep members' list clean. In order to overcome this issue, a novel approach is proposed that would be useful in order to prevent malicious users' access and decrease rate of deception in web-based forums. They present a comparison between the proposed approach and IDology approach.