Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Distributed Software agents for antiphishing

Sarika S and Varghese Paul

Phishing attacks are one of the most popular problems of online security. The impact of phishing is quite dramatic when it involves the threat of identity theft and financial losses. There are a number of anti-phishing solutions proposed so far but those methods are inefficient for the new type of phishing attacks as the phishers use images and moving objects to impersonate a webpage. This paper proposes a new algorithm for detecting new type of phishing attacks mainly focusing on tabnabbing attack using distributed software agents. Tabnabbing is a phishing attack which prompts the user to enter login details to well known websites by impersonating those websites when the webpage is idle for some time. The proposed method continuously monitors the reload of a webpage or the change in page layout using multiagent systems and prevents those attacks.

Keywords: Phishing, distributed software agents, perceiving, phishing detection

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Sarika S
Sarika S is B Tech in Information technology, M Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, now working as Assistant Professor in Department of computer science and engineering in SNGCE Kolenchery. Her research interest includes mobile ad-hoc networks, internet security and network security

Varghese Paul
Dr. Varghese Paul is a B Tech holder in Eectrical engineering, M Tech in Eectronics and Egineering and PhD in Computer Science. Currently is Professor in Information technology in Cochin University. His research interest include fault tolerant computing and data security.

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