Provided by: International Journal Innovative Research in Science & Engineering (IJIRSE)
Date Added: Sep 2014
Phishing is the criminal and fraudulent act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as username, passwords, account IDs and credit card information, etc. by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The information thus acquired may be re-sold or used to cause financial losses. In the Internet, phishing can reach the user in several ways, e.g., through a web browser pop-up, instant messaging or email. Recently a number of phishing attacks are increasing more and more. Hence there is a need for efficient mechanism for the prevention of phishing.