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VisualPhishNet: Zero-Day Phishing Website Detection by Visual Similarity

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posted on 2023-11-29, 18:13 authored by Sahar Abdelnabi, Katharina KrombholzKatharina Krombholz, Mario FritzMario Fritz
Phishing websites are still a major threat in today's Internet ecosystem. Despite numerous previous efforts, similarity-based detection methods do not offer sufficient protection for the trusted websites -- in particular against unseen phishing pages. This paper contributes VisualPhishNet, a new similarity-based phishing detection framework, based on a triplet Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). VisualPhishNet learns profiles for websites in order to detect phishing websites by a similarity metric that can generalize to pages with new visual appearances. We furthermore present VisualPhish, the largest dataset to date that facilitates visual phishing detection in an ecologically valid manner. We show that our method outperforms previous visual similarity phishing detection approaches by a large margin while being robust against a range of evasion attacks.

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Preferred Citation

Sahar Abdelnabi, Katharina Krombholz and Mario Fritz. VisualPhishNet: Zero-Day Phishing Website Detection by Visual Similarity. In: ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). 2020.

Primary Research Area

  • Trustworthy Information Processing

Secondary Research Area

  • Empirical and Behavioral Security

Tertiary Research Area

  • Threat Detection and Defenses

Name of Conference

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)

Legacy Posted Date

2020-07-08

Open Access Type

  • Green

BibTeX

@inproceedings{cispa_all_3139, title = "VisualPhishNet: Zero-Day Phishing Website Detection by Visual Similarity", author = "Abdelnabi, Sahar and Krombholz, Katharina and Fritz, Mario", booktitle="{ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)}", year="2020", }

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