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Automatic method to foil phishing scams

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000173007D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-24

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to automatically prevent users from falling victim to phishing scams on the internet. Using this method, an internet user can safely submit his/her username/password to any website (including phishing sites) and does not need to worry about username/password being stolen. Only the intended legitimate website will receive the correct user name and password, the spoofed sites will receive incorrect username/password. This new method is superior to existing methods. This is because existing methods attempts to prevent users from going to spoofed websites but if for some reason the user gets there, there is no protection offered to the user. Existing methods also need to maintain a database of know spoofed sites, the information in the database may not be complete and up to date.