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Efficient Detection of Legitimate and Malicious URLs using ID3 Algorithm

Yogesh Dubey, Pranil Chaudhari, Shaldon Chaphya, Tina D’abreo. Published in Security

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Yogesh Dubey, Pranil Chaudhari, Shaldon Chaphya, Tina D’abreo
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  1. Yogesh Dubey, Pranil Chaudhari, Shaldon Chaphya and Tina Dabreo. Efficient Detection of Legitimate and Malicious URLs using ID3 Algorithm. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 11(11):53-55, March 2017. URL, DOI BibTeX

    	author = "Yogesh Dubey and Pranil Chaudhari and Shaldon Chaphya and Tina Dabreo",
    	title = "Efficient Detection of Legitimate and Malicious URLs using ID3 Algorithm",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "March 2017",
    	volume = 11,
    	number = 11,
    	month = "Mar",
    	year = 2017,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "53-55",
    	url = "",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2017451660",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"


Malicious websites are one of the serious threat over the internet. Ever since the inception of the internet, there has been a rise in malicious content over the web such has terrorism, financial fraud, phishing and hacking that targets user’s personal information. Till date, the various systems have been used for the detection of a malicious website based on text and content of the websites. This method has some disadvantages and the numbers of victims have therefore continued to increase. Here we developed a system which helps the user to identify whether the website is malicious or not. Our system identifies whether the site is malicious or not through URL. The proposed system is fast and more accurate compared to current system. The classifier is trained with datasets of 1000 malicious sites and 1000 legitimate site URLs. Trained classifier is used for detection of malicious URLs.


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Malicious URLs, Classifier, Feature Extraction, ID3 Algorithm