Secure web referral services for mobile cloud computing

Le Xu, Li Li, Vijayakrishnan Nagarajan, Dijiang Huang, Wei Tek Tsai

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Abstract

Security has become a major concern for mobile devices when mobile users browsing malicious websites. Existed security solutions may rely on human factors to achieve a good result against phishing websites and SSLStrip-based Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attack. This paper presents a secure web referral service, which is called Secure Search Engine (SSE) for mobile devices. The system uses mobile cloud-based virtual computing and provides each user a Virtual Machine (VM) as a personal security proxy where all Web traffics are redirected through it.Within the VM, the SSE uses web crawling technology with a set of checking services to validate IP addresses and certificate chains. A Phishing Filter is also used to check given URLs with an optimized execution time. The system also uses private and anonymously shared caches to protect user privacy and improve performance. The evaluation results show that SSE is non-intrusive and consumes no power or computation on the client device, while producing less false positive and false negative than existing web browser-based anti-phishing solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013
Pages584-593
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 5 2013
Event2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013 - Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2013Mar 28 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityRedwood City, San Francisco Bay, CA
Period3/25/133/28/13

Keywords

  • Mobile cloud
  • Security
  • Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Xu, L., Li, L., Nagarajan, V., Huang, D., & Tsai, W. T. (2013). Secure web referral services for mobile cloud computing. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013 (pp. 584-593). [6525579] (Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/SOSE.2013.94