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Authors: Nikos Virvilis 1 ; Nikolaos Tsalis 1 ; Alexios Mylonas 2 and Dimitris Gritzalis 1

Affiliations: 1 Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece ; 2 Athens University of Economics & Business and Staffordshire University, Greece

ISBN: 978-989-758-045-1

ISSN: 2184-2825

Keyword(s): Phishing, Mobile, Smartphone, Android, Ios, Windows, Web Browser, Security.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Information and Systems Security ; Security and Privacy in Mobile Systems

Abstract: Mobile devices - especially smartphones - have gained widespread adoption in recent years, due to the plethora of features they offer. The use of such devices for web browsing and accessing email services is also getting continuously more popular. The same holds true with other more sensitive online activities, such as online shopping, contactless payments, and web banking. However, the security mechanisms that are available on smartphones and protect their users from threats on the web are not yet mature, as well as their effectiveness is still questionable. As a result, smartphone users face increased risks when performing sensitive online activities with their devices, compared to desktop/laptop users. In this paper, we present an evaluation of the phishing protection mechanisms that are available with the popular web browsers of Android and iOS. Then, we compare the protection they offer against their desktop counterparts, revealing and analyzing the significant gap between the tw o. (More)


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Paper citation in several formats:
Virvilis, N.; Tsalis, N.; Mylonas, A. and Gritzalis, D. (2014). Mobile Devices: A Phisher’s Paradise. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - SECRYPT, (ICETE 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-045-1; ISSN 2184-2825, pages 79-87. DOI: 10.5220/0005045000790087

author={Nikos Virvilis. and Nikolaos Tsalis. and Alexios Mylonas. and Dimitris Gritzalis.},
title={Mobile Devices: A Phisher’s Paradise},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - SECRYPT, (ICETE 2014)},


JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - SECRYPT, (ICETE 2014)
TI - Mobile Devices: A Phisher’s Paradise
SN - 978-989-758-045-1
IS - 2184-2825
AU - Virvilis, N.
AU - Tsalis, N.
AU - Mylonas, A.
AU - Gritzalis, D.
PY - 2014
SP - 79
EP - 87
DO - 10.5220/0005045000790087

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