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Research Paper | Computer Science & Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016
Prevention of Phishing Threats using Visual Cryptography and One Time Password (OTP)
Sneha M. Shelke | Prachi A. Joshi 
Abstract: Internet is todays common need and its being used for many purposes such as Email, business, shopping, e-commerce, social networking, financial transaction etc. With the increasing dependence on internet, the possibility of cheating/threats has been increasing day by day. One such threat is phishing attack which can perform identity theft. Phishing is the criminal and fraudulent act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as username, passwords, account IDs, and credit card information etc by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The information thus acquired may be re-sold or used to cause financial losses. In the Internet, phishing can reach the user in several ways, e. g. , through a web browser pop-up, instant messaging or email. Recently a number of phishing attacks are increasing more and more. Hence there is a need for efficient mechanism for the prevention of phishing. In this paper, Cryptography and authenticating along with dynamic OTP has been proposed to recognize the whether the site is safe or unsafe to carry out transaction.
Keywords: Phishing, Visual cryptography share, OTP
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,
Pages: 65 - 69