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Identifying Methods of Web Attacks towards Minimizing their Effects on Websites

Joshua John, S. Z. Bugi, Muripshaka Yibis Published in Security

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2014
© 2013 by IJAIS Journal
10.5120/ijais14-451184
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  1. Joshua John, S Z Bugi and Muripshaka Yibis. Article: Identifying Methods of Web Attacks towards Minimizing their Effects on Websites. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 7(4):9-14, June 2014. BibTeX

    @article{key:article,
    	author = "Joshua John and S. Z. Bugi and Muripshaka Yibis",
    	title = "Article: Identifying Methods of Web Attacks towards Minimizing their Effects on Websites",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2014,
    	volume = 7,
    	number = 4,
    	pages = "9-14",
    	month = "June",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"
    }
    

Abstract

This study set out to identify methods that phishers employ to attack unsuspecting internet users. The aim was for the purpose of minimizing their effects on websites as well as users. Eleven statements, namely, Emails, Web based, Malware based, Internet Relay Chats (IRC's) Man in the middle (MITM) Domain Name Server (DNS) based, Impersonate, Forward Attack, Pop-up attack, Voice Phishing and Mobile Phishing, depicting methods used by phishers to carry out their attacks against unsuspecting victims who are the internet users were presented to respondents to indicate their level of agreement. The result showed that only two, (MITM and Web based) out of the eleven were not significant while the remaining nine were significant. That means only the two strategies of attacks are not really dangerous as such can be ignored. This also indicates a high level of danger posed by phishers. Suggestion for further studies was made.

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Keywords

Botnets, Bucket bridge attack, Cyber Espionage, Phishing, web spoofing.