Phishing Detection with Popular Search Engines: Simple and Effective

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Provided by: Springer Healthcare
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
The authors propose a new phishing detection heuristic based on the search results returned from popular web search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. The full URL of a website a user intends to access is used as the search string, and the number of results returned and ranking of the website is used for classification. Most of the time, legitimate websites get back large number of results and are ranked first, whereas phishing websites get back no result and/or are not ranked at all.
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