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Title: Defending against phishing attacks
Author: Dong, Xun
ISNI:       0000 0004 2717 8597
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2009
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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.
Supervisor: Clark, John ; Jacob, Jeremy Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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