Phishing is a type of network attack or a form of criminal activity attempt to obtain the sensitive information such as username, password etc. online. It creates duplicate web pages to fool users. Email Phishing contains the messages like ask the users to enter the personal information so that it is easy for hackers to access the information. This concept is based on the Link Guard Algorithm also known as End Host Anti-Phishing Attack. This algorithm is used for finding the phishing emails sent by the phisher to grasp the information of the end user. Link Guard Algorithm is totally based on the characteristics of the phishing hyperlinks. Each and every user is implemented with this algorithm. After that the user can recognizes the phishing emails and avoid responding to such mails. This paper presents an overview about phishing attacks and various techniques to protect the information.


Keywords: Phishing, Anti-phishing, Information security and Privacy.

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