Detecting Phishing Websites and Targets Based on URLs and Webpage Links

@article{Yuan2018DetectingPW,
  title={Detecting Phishing Websites and Targets Based on URLs and Webpage Links},
  author={Huaping Yuan and Xu Chen and Yukun Li and Zhenguo Yang and Wenyin Liu},
  journal={2018 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)},
  year={2018},
  pages={3669-3674}
}
In this paper, we propose to extract features from URLs and webpage links to detect phishing websites and their targets. In addition to the basic features of a given URL, such as length, suspicious characters, number of dots, a feature matrix is also constructed from these basic features of the links in the given URL's webpage. Furthermore, certain statistical features are extracted from each column of the feature matrix, such as mean, median, and variance. Lexical features are also extracted… CONTINUE READING

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