A Survey on Methodologies and Techniques for Detection and Prevention of Phishing Attacks

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L. D. Dhinesh Babu


Privacy, security and integrity of the users' data over internet depend on a single piece of user information which is normally a
‘password’. It is very important for the user to keep it as secure and safe as possible in order to prevent the information from being revealed to an
adversary who can misuse it. But most of the time we fail. Knowingly or unknowingly we tend to give away these secrets to others, resulting in a
huge loss or embarrassment. Such secrets, mainly the username and password are often given away to attackers over the internet and become
victims of what is known as a phishing attack. Phishing is a technique where the attackers masquerade as a trustworthy entity and trick us to
submit our credentials, mostly our usernames, passwords and credit card details etc. In this paper we shall take you around various techniques
and methodologies available to prevent such a theft. We also present the reasons why the current techniques and tools could not prevent these

Keywords: Abuse and crime involving computers, authentication, cyber cash, digital cash, online fraud detection and theft, phishing, security
and protection


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