Security and Trust Management

Volume 8743 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 188-192

NoPhish: An Anti-Phishing Education App

  • Gamze CanovaAffiliated withTechnische Universität Darmstadt
  • , Melanie VolkamerAffiliated withTechnische Universität Darmstadt
  • , Clemens BergmannAffiliated withTechnische Universität Darmstadt
  • , Roland BorzaAffiliated withTechnische Universität Darmstadt

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Phishing is still a prevalent issue in today’s Internet. It can have financial or personal consequences. Attacks continue to become more and more sophisticated and the advanced ones (including spear phishing) can only be detected if people carefully check URLs. We developed a game based smartphone app – NoPhish – to educate people in accessing, parsing and checking URLs; i.e. enabling them to distinguish trustworthy and non-trustworthy websites. Throughout several levels information is provided and phishing detection is exercised.