Abstract

Author(s): Aslam Khan, Rahul Sharma

While the World Wide Web has become a killer application on the Internet, it has also brought in an immense risk of cyber-attacks. Adversaries have used the Web as a vehicle to deliver malicious attacks such as phishing, spamming, and malware infection. For example, phishing typically involves sending an email seemingly from a trustworthy source to trick people to click a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) contained in the email that links to a counterfeit webpage. Therefore, phishing is form of identity theft that combines social engineering techniques and sophisticated attack vectors to harvest financial information from unsuspecting consumers. Often a phisher tries to lure her victim into clicking a URL pointing to a rogue page. In this paper, we gives an overview of the state of URL phishing techniques and describes the various terminology which is extensively relative to survey the phishing specification according need of current generation and concerning of end user applications.