By Markus Jakobsson, Steven Myers

Phishing and Counter-Measures discusses how and why phishing is a risk, and provides potent countermeasures. displaying you the way phishing assaults were mounting through the years, easy methods to become aware of and forestall present in addition to destiny assaults, this article specializes in enterprises who provide the assets utilized by attackers. The authors hence planned on what motion the govt. can take to answer this case and examine enough as opposed to insufficient countermeasures.

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Paypal. corn, replacing the letter ‘I’ with the number ‘1’. These can be thought of as URL spoofing, or URL homograph attacks, and they discussed in depth in Chapter 3. Because one generally needs to provide contact information to register a domain name, fake or stolen identities are generally used register domain names used in phishing attacks. Lack of a Secure HTTP Connection: Just about every site that a phisher will mimic employs secure HTTP connections to encrypt and authenticate all information that travels between the users’ client computers and the service providers’ server computers.

2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHlSHlNG Phishing originated in the early 1990’s on the America Online (AOL) network systems. At the time many hackers would create false AOL user accounts, by registering with a fake identity and providing an automatically generated, fraudulent credit card number. While these credit card numbers did not correspond to actual credit-cards nor the made up identity, they would pass the simple validity tests on the credit card numbers that were performed by AOL (and other merchants at the time), leaving AOL to believe that they were legitimate.

2600, January 28, 1996 Based on the relative success of these attacks, phishers have slowly been evolving and perfecting their attacks. Phishers no longer limit their victims to AOL‘s users, but will attack any Internet user. Similarly, phishers no longer restrict themselves to impersonating AOL (or agents thereof), but actively impersonate a large number of online e-commerce and financial institutions. Finally, the goal of phishers tends to be more ambitious. No longer do they satisfy themselves with hijacking a user’s online account in order to get free access to online services.

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