Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Anders Persson MCS-2007:18, pp. 31. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Anders Persson
Titel / Title: Exploring Phishing Attacks and Countermeasures
Abstrakt Abstract:

Online banking and e-commerce applications have good protection against attacks directed direct towards their computer systems. This, the attacker has considered and instead use “social engineering” attacks, such as phishing to gain access to the information inside [1] [15] [21]. Phishing is a growing problem that many different companies are trying to develop a working protection against. The number of new phishing-sites per month increased by 1363 % between January 2005 and October 2006, from 2560 to 37 444 attacks [3] [2]. Today there are several different antiphishing applications as well as implemented methods to prevent attacks, but it’s not certain they giving enough protection. In this paper we plan to investigate the concept of phishing to better understand the threat it provides. We will analyse 252 different phishing attacks and examine a number of existing antiphishing applications to see if there are possibilities to improve the different protection methods to improve the accuracy of such tools.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Effects on Society
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Phishing, Information Security, Identity Theft, Social Engineering

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Data- och systemvetenskap
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/18/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Martin Boldt
Examinator / Examiner: Guohua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: anders_persson_masterthesis.pdf (229 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)