• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Email Phishing Attack Mitigation using Server Side Email Addon


Background/Objectives: Attackers using the anonymity provided in the Internet, by which they are representing themselves as legitimate users/companies and sending fake offers/messages to the users. Objective of this paper is to mitigate phishing attack in email messages by analyzing email contents. Methods/Statistical Analysis: In this paper, we discuss a new server side anti phishing email addon algorithm, by using the properties associated with the hyper-links, which present in emails. The methods we used here are comparison methods, which compare the similarity of the links to the anchor text of that links. Findings: With this algorithm we found a way to mitigate email phishing. Applications/ Improvements: We improved accuracy of the finding phishing mails by checking the http links which are the mail tools to redirect user to the phishing site.

Keywords: Email Messages, Legitimate, Phishing, Threats, URLs


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