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Invasive Browser Sniffing and Countermeasures

  • Markus Jakobsson, School of Informatics, Indiana University, USA
  • Sid Stamm, Indiana University, USA

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Track: Security, Privacy, and Ethics

We describe the detrimental effects of browser cache/history sniffing in the context of phishing attacks, and detail an approach that neutralizes the threat by means of URL personalization; we report on an implementation performing such personalization on the fly, and analyze the costs of and security properties of our proposed solution.


Jakobsson, M. and Stamm, S. 2006. Invasive browser sniffing and countermeasures. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on World Wide Web (Edinburgh, Scotland, May 23 - 26, 2006). WWW '06. ACM Press, New York, NY, 523-532.
DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1135777.1135854

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