Novel Defence Scheme for Phishing Attacks in Mobile Phones

  • C. Nivya JohnyEmail author
  • T. K. Ratheesh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 26)


In the day to day life we might have encountered the problem of redirecting to the unwanted page after entering the user credentials which are exactly the phishing attacks. Here the attacker will masquerade as true identity. Phishing attack are gaining importance in mobile phones as attacks on them are not well addressed and mitigated. The main reason behind this is the user preferences and habits like hesitation to use virtual keyboard, tendency to follow the hyperlinks, careless installations of applications etc. Here we propose a new scheme to address these issues and to detect phishing attacks in mobile phones. The proposed scheme operates on two dimensions based on how the attacks happens in a mobile phone viz. Website based phishing detection which detects attacks occur through websites and Application based phishing detection to detect attacks occur through the installed applications on the mobile phones. The performance evaluation showed that the proposed architecture gives 92% accuracy for websites based phishing attack detection and 90% accuracy for application based phishing attack detection.


Website phishing detection Application phishing detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Technology IdukkiGovernment Engineering CollegeIdukkiIndia

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