DONG, XUN (2009) Defending Against Phishing Attacks. PhD thesis, University of York.
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Valuable information, such as user authentication credentials and personal sensitive information, can be obtained by exploiting vulnerabilities within the user’s understanding of a system, and particularly a lack of understanding of the user interface. As the barrier to exploiting system vulnerabilities has increased signiﬁcantly with time, attacking users has rapidly become a more efﬁcient and effective alternative. To protect users from phishing attacks system designers and security professionals need to understand how users interact with those attacks. In this thesis I present an improved understanding of the interaction and three novel mechanisms to defend against phishing attacks.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Computer Science (York)|
|Depositing User:||MR XUN DONG|
|Date Deposited:||02 Apr 2012 08:36|
|Last Modified:||08 Aug 2013 08:48|