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Title: A heuristic technique to detect phishing websites using TWSVM classifier
Authors: Rao R.S.
Pais A.R.
Anand P.
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Neural Computing and Applications , Vol. , , p. -
Abstract: Phishing websites are on the rise and are hosted on compromised domains such that legitimate behavior is embedded into the designed phishing site to overcome the detection. The traditional heuristic techniques using HTTPS, search engine, Page Ranking and WHOIS information may fail in detecting phishing sites hosted on the compromised domain. Moreover, list-based techniques fail to detect phishing sites when the target website is not in the whitelisted data. In this paper, we propose a novel heuristic technique using TWSVM to detect malicious registered phishing sites and also sites which are hosted on compromised servers, to overcome the aforementioned limitations. Our technique detects the phishing websites hosted on compromised domains by comparing the log-in page and home page of the visiting website. The hyperlink and URL-based features are used to detect phishing sites which are maliciously registered.We have used different versions of support vector machines (SVMs) for the classification of phishing websites. We found that twin support vector machine classifier (TWSVM) outperformed the other versions with a significant accuracy of 98.05% and recall of 98.33%. © 2020, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature.
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