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TORPEDO: TOoltip-poweRed Phishing Email DetectiOn

Volkamer, Melanie ; Renaud, Karen ; Reinheimer, Benjamin (2016)
TORPEDO: TOoltip-poweRed Phishing Email DetectiOn.
Ghent, Belgium
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

We propose a concept called TORPEDO to improve phish detection by providing just-in-time and just-in-place trustworthy tooltips to help people judge links embedded in emails. TORPEDO’s tooltips contain the actual URL with the domain highlighted and delay link activation for a short period, giving the person time to inspect the URL before they click. Furthermore, TORPEDO consists of an information diagram to explain phish detection. We evaluated TORPEDO in particular with respect to its effectiveness: Compared to the worst case ‘status bar’. as used in Thunderbird and Web email clients. TORPEDO performed significantly better in detecting phishes and identifying legitimate emails (85.17 % versus 43.31 % correct answers for phish). A proof of concept implementation is available as a Thunderbird Add-On.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Volkamer, Melanie ; Renaud, Karen ; Reinheimer, Benjamin
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: TORPEDO: TOoltip-poweRed Phishing Email DetectiOn
Language: English
Date: June 2016
Publisher: Springer
Book Title: 31st International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC)
Event Location: Ghent, Belgium
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We propose a concept called TORPEDO to improve phish detection by providing just-in-time and just-in-place trustworthy tooltips to help people judge links embedded in emails. TORPEDO’s tooltips contain the actual URL with the domain highlighted and delay link activation for a short period, giving the person time to inspect the URL before they click. Furthermore, TORPEDO consists of an information diagram to explain phish detection. We evaluated TORPEDO in particular with respect to its effectiveness: Compared to the worst case ‘status bar’. as used in Thunderbird and Web email clients. TORPEDO performed significantly better in detecting phishes and identifying legitimate emails (85.17 % versus 43.31 % correct answers for phish). A proof of concept implementation is available as a Thunderbird Add-On.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2016-0056
Divisions: LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
20 Department of Computer Science
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LOEWE
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 12:53
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