A Study of Prevention of Phishing Threats Using Visual Cryptography
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.