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Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

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Abstract or Description

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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Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 1346-1350.