A Mechanism for e-Banking Frauds Prevention and User Privacy Protection

  • Rosalia D’Alessandro
  • Manuel Leone


In this paper we will discuss how recent trends in malware evolution will probably require a change of the internet banking security paradigms currently in use. Specifically, we will demonstrate how next generation malware may defeat the most recent strong authentication mechanisms put in place by several financial institutions. These new attacks clearly require a change on current schemes and, at the same time, a definitive reduction in the final user responsibility. Too often the user’s behavior adds a weak layer which can be exploited by several techniques, such as Social Engineering attacks. Therefore, a new generation of automatic and hardware-based mechanisms should be deployed, in order to both increase the security level intrinsically offered by the technology, and reducing the exposure to Social Engineering risks. They have to work transparently, minimizing any kind of misuse that could be source of vulnerabilities.


Mobile Phone Mutual Authentication User Privacy Integrity Verification Server Certificate 
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© Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalia D’Alessandro
    • 1
  • Manuel Leone
    • 2
  1. 1.Italy – Telecom Italia SpATurinItaly
  2. 2.Italy – Telecom Italia SpATurinItaly

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