DeCore: Detecting Content Repurposing Attacks on Clients' Systems [chapter]

Smitha Sundareswaran, Anna C. Squicciarini
<span title="">2010</span> <i title="Springer Berlin Heidelberg"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering</a> </i> &nbsp;
Web 2.0 platforms are ubiquitously used to share content and personal information, which makes them an inviting and vulnerable target of hackers and phishers alike. In this paper, we discuss an emerging class of attacks, namely content repurposing attacks, which specifically targets sites that host user uploaded content on Web 2.0 sites. This latent threat is poorly addressed, if at all, by current protection systems, both at the remote sites and at the client ends. We design and develop an
more &raquo; ... oach that protects from content repurposing attacks at the client end. As we show through a detailed evaluation, our solution promptly detects and stops various types of attacks and adds no overhead to the user's local machine or browser where it resides. Further, our approach is light-weight and does not invasively monitor all the user interactions with the browser, providing an effective protection against these new and powerful attacks.
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