A Study of Antiphishing

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A Study of Antiphishing

By | August 2011
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A Structured Analysis

of

PHISHING

By

Prasath Manimaran

ID: 20038303

Table of Contents

Chapter One – Introduction

1. Research Questions and Objectives……………….…………………………………………….5

Chapter Two – Literature Review & Definition of Phishing

2.1. Literature Review…………………………………………………………………………………………..8 2.1.2. Definitions of Phishing……………………………………………………………………..8 2.1.3. Outcomes of this Study…………………………………………………………………….16 2.2. Research Details

2.2.1. Scope of the Research……………………………………………………………………….17
2.2.2. Research Methodology……………………………………………………………………..17
2.2.3Inductive versus Deductive Study……..………………………………………………..20 2.2.4. Qualitative versus Quantative……………………………………………………..20

Chapter Three – Phishing in a Banking Context

3.1. Confidence in Internet Banking……………………………………………………………………22 3.1.1. Security Requirements………………………………………………………………………23 3.2. Threat Models……………………………………………………………………………………………….25
3.2.1. The Internet Threat Model……………………………………………………..25
3.2.2. Thompson Threat Model……………………………………………………….26
3.2.3. Viral Threaet Model………………………………………………………………26 3.3. The Phishing Threat Model…………………………………………………………………………..26 3.3.1. Identification of Internet Banking Components………………………………..27
3.3.2. Identification of Phishing Threats………………………………………………29

Chapter 4 – Analysis of Current Phishing Techniques

4.1. Modus Operandi………………………………………………………………………………………….…36 4.2. Roles of Adversary in Phishing………………………………………………………………………..38 4.3. Phishing Supply Chain……………………………………………………………………………………40 4.4. Phishing Techniques………………………………………………………………………………….…..40

4.4.1 Techniques to Improve the Lure…………………………………………………….…....40
4.4.2. Techniques to Improve the Hook………………………………………………….….…41
4.4.3. Techniques to Improve the Catch…………………………………………………...…..42 4.5. Popular Variants of Phishing…………………………………………………………………………..43
4.5.1. Dragnet Phishing……………………………………………………………………….………43
4.5.2. Real Time...

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