Cyber Crime

PhishAri is a Chrome browser extension for Twitter which detects phishing tweets in realtime. PhishAri provides a clean, easy to use interface to display phishing tweets on your Twitter timeline. PhishAri makes realtime decisions to save you from risky clicks on those Phish URLs. No link previews, no browser warning pages but instant, realtime indications.

PhishAri will show a legitimate or phish indicator (next to the URL) for tweets with URLs. Phishing URLs will have a red indicator, warning users not to click on the same. The legitimate links on other hand will have a green indicator.

You can download PhishAri (beta version) from the Chrome Web store. PhishAri is a work in progress and we are working on developing sophisticated algorithms to make PhishAri faster and better. Any feedback would be appreciated. You can also email us your feedback by clicking on our logo on the Twitter page once you install the extension.

Relevant publications

  • Aggarwal, A., Rajadesingan, A., and Kumaraguru, P. PhishAri: Automatic Realtime Phishing Detection on Twitter. In seventh IEEE APWG eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS), 2012. Author's version | Best Paper Award

  • Chhabra, S., Aggarwal, A., Benevenuto, F., and Kumaraguru, P.$oCiaL: The Phishing Landscape through Short URLs. In 8th Annual Collaboration, Electronic messaging, Anti-Abuse and Spam Conference (CEAS 2011). Author's version | Best Paper Award
Core members
Anupama Aggarwal, M.Tech. student, IIIT-D
Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

Visiting members
Ashwin Rajadesingan, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu

Past members
Sidharth Chhabra, B.Tech. project, 2011, now a Ph.D. student at University of Michigan
Fabricio Benevenuto, University of Ouro Preto

If you are interested in knowing more or helping us with the research please write to pk [at] iiitd [dot] ac [dot] in

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