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Defending Against Phishing Attacks

DONG, XUN (2009) Defending Against Phishing Attacks. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

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
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2215

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