A novel method to prevent phishing by using OCR technology
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Phishing is one of the most common attacks in the world, especially with the increasing usage of mobile platforms and e-commerce. Although many users are weary of phishing attacks from suspicious paths in the URL address, phishing still accounts for a large proportion of all of malicious attacks as it is easy to deploy. Most browser vendors mainly adopt two approaches against phishing; the blacklist and the heuristic- based. However, both have related limitations. In this paper, a novel method was proposed to protect against phishing attacks. By using image recognition (OCR) technology, phishing attacks can be distinguished from the actual website by reading the logos on the website and comparing with the site URL. An easy to implement prototype demonstrated a high accuracy of detection in the experimental trials.
Wang , Y & Duncan , I M M 2019 , ' A novel method to prevent phishing by using OCR technology ' Paper presented at Cyber Science 2019 , Oxford , United Kingdom , 3/06/19 - 4/06/19 , .conference
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