X-Secure: Protecting users from big bad wolves

Binnie, Robbie, McLean, Colin, Seeam, Amar ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8203-1545 and Bellekens, Xavier ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1849-5788 (2016) X-Secure: Protecting users from big bad wolves. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech). In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech), 03-06 Aug 2016, Balaclava, Mauritius. e-ISBN 9781509007066, pbk-ISBN 9781509007073. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/EmergiTech.2016.7737330)

Abstract

In 2014 over 70% of people in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day. This resource is an optimal vector for malicious attackers to penetrate home computers and as such compromised pages have been increasing in both number and complexity. This paper presents X-Secure, a novel browser plug-in designed to present and raise the awareness of inexperienced users by analysing web-pages before malicious scripts are executed by the host computer. X-Secure was able to detect over 90% of the tested attacks and provides a danger level based on cumulative analysis of the source code, the URL, and the remote server, by using a set of heuristics, hence increasing the situational awareness of users browsing the internet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Keywords (uncontrolled): Uniform resource locators, Browsers, Servers, Web pages, Databases, Security, Conferences
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 36127
Depositing User: Amar Kumar Seeam
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2022 11:42
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2022 17:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/36127

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