Harvesting SSL Certificate Data to Identify Web-Fraud

@article{Mishari2012HarvestingSC,
  title={Harvesting SSL Certificate Data to Identify Web-Fraud},
  author={Mishari Al Mishari and Emiliano De Cristofaro and Karim M. El Defrawy and Gene Tsudik},
  journal={I. J. Network Security},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={324-338}
}
Web-fraud is one of the most unpleasant features of today’s Internet. Two eminent examples of webfraudulent activities are phishing and typosquatting. Their effects range from relatively benign (such as unwanted or unexpected ads) to downright sinister (especially, when typosquatting is combined with phishing). This paper presents a novel technique to detect web-fraud domains that utilize HTTPS. To achieve this, we conduct the first comprehensive study of SSL certificates for legitimate and… CONTINUE READING
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