- Swetapadma Das
phishing is a form of fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. This happens because the attacker thinks it is easier to trick people by these links rather trying to break through a computer's defense system.
1)Many reputated companies face phishing like wipro, NPC etc.
2) Users even face malicious url while using their own personal computers or phones.
3) people who are using internet.phishing is a very common problem , one or the other is facing this problem
1) A day after denying any cyber-attack on Nuclear Power Corpor ..Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71821002.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst2)https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wVoglBC7h9mCpLZy-o1_ax5Ish4I4Gy7( collected some real life examples of phishing which reputated companies have gone through )This is something every one or the other is facing in this world . . malicious website, is a common and serious threat to cybersecurity. Malicious URLs host unsolicited content (spam, phishing, drive-by downloads, etc.) and lure unsuspecting users to become victims of scams (monetary loss, theft of private information, and malware installation), and cause losses of billions of dollars every year. It is imperative to detect and act on such threats in a timely manner. Traditionally, this detection is done mostly through the usage of blacklists. However, blacklists cannot be exhaustive, and lack the ability to detect newly generated malicious URLs. To improve the generality of malicious URL detectors,machine learning techniques have been explored with increasing attention in recent years.I MYSELF HAS FACED PHISHING. I ACCIDENTALLY ENTERED MY USERNAME AND PASSWORD IN A STRANGE LINK OF FACEBOOK AND THEN I DID LOG MYSELF OUT OF THAT ACCOUNT BUT AFTER 1 DAY I NOTICED SOME STRANGE MOVES IN MY ACCOUNT .SO THEN SOMEONE ELSE WAS ABLE TO LOG INTO MY ACCOUNT AND I SAW MANY CHANGES IN MY ACCOUNT. THANKFULLY I DID RESET MY PASSWORD AND DELETED THAT ACCOUNT AND I WAS SAFE SOMEHOW BUT IT'S NOT NECESSARY THAT YOU ARE SAFE. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF CASES OF PHISHING AND YEAH WE NEED TO GET SOME SOLUTION TO LIVE SAFE.I THINK MACHINE LEARNING CAN HELP US SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. WE CAN TAKE THE HELP OF TECHNOLOGIES. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF SUCH CASES.