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Learn to Spot Phishing URLs with the Android NoPhish App

Abstract : Phishing is a münich issue in today’s Internet. It can have financial or personal consequences. Attacks continue to become more and more sophisticated and the advanced ones (including spear phishing) can only be detected if people carefully check URLs – be it in messages or in the address bar of the web browser. We developed a game-based smartphone app – NoPhish – to educate people in accessing, parsing and checking URLs; i.e. enabling them to distinguish between trustworthy and non-trustworthy messages and websites. Throughout several levels of the game information is provided and phishing detection is exercised in a playful manner. Several learning principles were applied and the interfaces and texts were developed in a user-centered design.
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Gamze Canova, Melanie Volkamer, Clemens Bergmann, Roland Borza, Benjamin Reinheimer, et al.. Learn to Spot Phishing URLs with the Android NoPhish App. 9th IFIP World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE), May 2015, Hamburg, Germany. pp.87-100, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-18500-2_8⟩. ⟨hal-01334293⟩



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