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Project ID: 372
Author: Rakesh Sambhuni
Project Title: Checking the Security of a Website Using Phishing Website Detector
Semester: 3 2011
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Longzhuang Li
Committee Member 2: Dr. John Fernandez
Project Description: Phishing is a term that indicates the kind of identity or theft where deception is used to trick a user into disclosing or attaining confidential data with financial value. Phishing is an innovative format of attack, but it is identical to other attacks in action and outcome in serious privacy and security offenses. Phishing is an illegitimate act to find users’ personal information such as bank details, social security numbers and credit card account details, by showcasing itself as a truthful object, in the public network. When users provide confidential information, they are not aware of the fact that the websites they are using are phishing websites. So, by using skillful techniques, intruders can deceive users and gain profits. In order to eradicate these problems, a phishing website detector can be used. The aim of this project is to contribute towards the research on offering a secure phishing detection service to Internet users. This phishing website detector system will identify duplicate websites with the help of DNS and IP match, detection of cookies for secured website, DNS masking and Logo recognition and verification of digital certificates. This prototype system will provide immediate, automatic and inclusive system-level solutions to perform webpage authentication and webpage detection, adverse to phishing.
Project URL:   372.pdf