DeCore: Detecting content repurposing attacks on clients' systems

Smitha Sundareswaran, Anna C. Squicciarini

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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 approach 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy in Communication Networks - 6th Iternational ICST Conference, SecureComm 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2010
Event6th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2010 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Sep 7 2010Sep 9 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume50 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other6th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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