5th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing

Research Article

CASTLE: A social framework for collaborative anti-phishing databases

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8310,
        author={Arash Nourian and Sameer Ishtiaq and Muthucumaru Maheswaran},
        title={CASTLE: A social framework for collaborative anti-phishing databases},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2009},
        month={12},
        keywords={Collaboration Computer science Databases IP networks Internet Network servers Prototypes Social factors Uniform resource locators Web server},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8310}
    }
    
  • Arash Nourian
    Sameer Ishtiaq
    Muthucumaru Maheswaran
    Year: 2009
    CASTLE: A social framework for collaborative anti-phishing databases
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.COLLABORATECOM2009.8310
Arash Nourian1,*, Sameer Ishtiaq1,*, Muthucumaru Maheswaran1,*
  • 1: Advanced Networking Research Lab, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7, Canada
*Contact email: nourian@cs.mcgill.ca, sishti@cs.mcgill.ca, maheswar@cs.mcgill.ca

Abstract

Phishing is a major problem on the Internet. The cornerstone of anti-phishing is detecting whether a given site is good or bad. Most of the approaches for anti-phishing rely on looking up centrally maintained repositories. In this paper, we present a decentralized framework called CASTLE that allows a collaborative approach for anti-phishing services. We implemented a prototype and then tested it on Planet-lab. The experiments indicate the viability of our framework.