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Identifying Methods of Web Attacks towards Minimizing their Effects on Websites

by Joshua John, S. Z. Bugi, Muripshaka Yibis
International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 7 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Joshua John, S. Z. Bugi, Muripshaka Yibis
10.5120/ijais14-451184

Joshua John, S. Z. Bugi, Muripshaka Yibis . Identifying Methods of Web Attacks towards Minimizing their Effects on Websites. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 7, 4 ( June 2014), 9-14. DOI=10.5120/ijais14-451184

@article{ 10.5120/ijais14-451184,
author = { Joshua John, S. Z. Bugi, Muripshaka Yibis },
title = { Identifying Methods of Web Attacks towards Minimizing their Effects on Websites },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { June 2014 },
volume = { 7 },
number = { 4 },
month = { June },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 9-14 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://www.ijais.org/archives/volume7/number4/635-1184/ },
doi = { 10.5120/ijais14-451184 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Muripshaka Yibis
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%J International Journal of Applied Information Systems
%@ 2249-0868
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%P 9-14
%D 2014
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, 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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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Botnets Bucket bridge attack Cyber Espionage Phishing web spoofing.