Inspiration Our group has caused and been subject to phishing attacks and we have decided that is was a major issue that was easily avoidable, yet many still fall subject to these attacks. We wanted to create a user friendly program to help stop these phishing attacks for the less computer literate.
What it Does We created an extension for google that whenever the user decided they weren’t sure about a website asking for their user information, they could click the extension which would then run a check against their browser history seeing if they had ever been on this website before. Our idea being that someone claiming to be Facebook could not use the actual Facebook URL, and therefore the user would never have been on the site asking for their information, and the user would get a warning saying this site isn’t who they say they are.
Whats next for Phishies We want to make the program more user-friendly and eventually on the chrome store for free so that people can actually use the program.