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SmartNotes: Application of Crowdsourcing to the Detection of Web Threats

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posted on 2011-10-01, 00:00 authored by Mehrbod Sharifi, Eugene Fink, Jaime G. Carbonell

We describe a crowdsourcing system, called SmartNotes, which detects security threats related to web browsing, such as Internet scams, deceptive sales of substandard products, and websites with intentionally misleading information. It combines automatically collected data about websites with user votes and comments, and uses them to identify potential threats. We have implemented it as a browser extension, which is available for free public use.


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