Detecting phishing websites via compression-based algorithms

December 7th, 2020, Other, 02/12/2020
Phishing websites rely on camouflage. They need to mimic the real websites as closely as possible, so they can trick people into providing their login information. […] Australian researchers working on a joint project between the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Data61, which is part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC), have developed a new method to spot phishing websites based on a compression algorithm: PhishZip Why are phishing websites hard to spot?

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