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Insecure Real-World Authentication Protocols (or Why Phishing Is So Profitable)

  • Richard Clayton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4631)

Abstract

The users of online banking systems are currently at risk from “phishing” scams. Confidence tricksters persuade them to visit fraudulent websites and use their authentication credentials to steal from the victims’ accounts. We analyse the authentication protocols used for online banking, find that they are entirely inadequate, and consider how to improve systems design so as to discourage attacks.

Keywords

Authentication Protocol Security Protocol Secure Channel Online Banking Secure Socket Layer 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Clayton
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  1. 1.University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FDUnited Kingdom

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