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					                         Phishing




                   Phishing

                                  Presented by:

                             Sudipto Das
                            sudipto@cs.ucsb.edu



Information taken from Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing



                                                                          CS 501, Nov 8th, 2006
                  Phishing


         Presentation Outline


   What is Phishing?
   Recent Phishing Activities
   Damages Caused by Phishing
   Anti-phishing




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                    Phishing


          What is Phishing?

   Is it a new spelling for “Fishing”?
            - not really!!!
   In computing, “Phishing” refers to a
    criminal activity using social enginerring
    techniques
   Phishers attempt to acquire sensitive
    information fraudulently

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           What is Phishing?

   Typically
    carried out by
    email or IM
   This attempt
    tries to trick
    the customers
    to providing
    account
    information

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     Phishing


Phishing Example




                   CS 501, Nov 8th, 2006
                   Phishing


         Presentation Outline


   What is Phishing?
   Recent Phishing Activities
   Damages Caused by Phishing
   Anti-phishing




                                 CS 501, Nov 8th, 2006
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     Recent Phishing Activities

   Earliest Phishing attempts were trying to
    register for accounts in AOL with
    algorithmically generated account
    numbers
   Recent targets are customers of banks and
    online payment services
   Personal information ontained from social
    networking sites used for identity theft

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Recent Trends in Phishing




                            CS 501, Nov 8th, 2006
                    Phishing


          Presentation Outline


   What is Phishing?
   Recent Phishing Activities
   Damages Caused by Phishing
   Anti-phishing




                                 CS 501, Nov 8th, 2006
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    Damages Caused by Phishing

   Ranges widely – from loss of access to
    email accounts to financial loss and
    identity theft
   Once personal information has been
    gathered, the phishers can use it for
    purposes that are detrimental to the user



                                        CS 501, Nov 8th, 2006
                    Phishing


         Presentation Outline


   What is Phishing?
   Recent Phishing Activities
   Damages Caused by Phishing
   Anti-phishing



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      Anti-phishing Techniques
                - social responses

   Train users to deal with phishing attempts
   Look for hints that tell that the message is not
    from an authentic source
   Legitimate emails from a company to its
    customers generally contain some information
    not readily available to the phishers
   One should be suspicious if a message lacks this
    piece of information

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     Anti-phishing Techniques
              - technical responses

   Anti-phising softwares available which
    integrate with the brwosers
   MS IE7, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Opera
    9.1 includes some form of anti-phishing
    technology
   Various sites have added verification tools
    to deal with phishing
      - e.g. BoA sitekey, Yahoo Mail’s Sign-In Seal


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           Thank you


            Questions?




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