Proceedings of the 11th international symposium on recent advances In intrusion detection (RAID 2008) (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5230) pages:396-397
11th International symposium on recent advances in intrusion detection location:Boston, MA date:15-17 September 2008
Salting is the intentional addition or distortion of content, aimed to evade automatic filtering. Salting is usually found in spam emails. Salting can also be hidden in phishing emails, which aim to steal personal information from users. We present a novel method that detects hidden salting tricks as visual anomalies in text. We solely use these salting tricks to successfully classify emails as phishing (F-measure >90%).