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Faux Phish: Technical Report

Miley, Benn (2023) Faux Phish: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This report provides an in-depth overview of the Faux Phish application developed as part of the BSHCYB4 4th Year Project module. The purpose of this report is to outline and describe the application, its significance, and the process followed for its development. The report serves as the final submission for the project.

The Faux Phish application aims to address the need for improved phishing awareness in companies by enabling them to conduct fake phishing campaigns. The application allows companies to register their email addresses and track the individuals who click on the fake phishing links. When a user clicks on a link, they are redirected to an educational page about the dangers of phishing campaigns.

Throughout the report, the project's background, objectives, and technology used are discussed. The system requirements, including functional, data, user, environmental, and usability requirements, are outlined. The design and architecture of the application are explained, highlighting the chosen technology stack and implementation process.

The graphical user interface (GUI) design considerations are described, focusing on enhancing user experience. The testing approach employed to ensure the application's reliability and functionality is detailed, along with the evaluation process to measure the effectiveness of the application.

Based on the findings and analysis, it can be concluded that the Faux Phish application successfully addresses the objectives of raising phishing awareness and providing companies with a tool for monitoring and educating their employees. The application has shown promising results in tracking phishing link clicks and redirecting users to educational content.

For further development or research, potential enhancements to the application's features, such as more advanced tracking and reporting functionalities, could be explored. Additionally, ongoing evaluation and user feedback collection are recommended to continually improve the effectiveness and usability of the application.

In conclusion, the Faux Phish application serves as a valuable tool for companies to enhance their cybersecurity stature by simulating phishing attacks and educating their employees about the risks. The report provides comprehensive insights into the application's development process, functionality, and future possibilities for improvement.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Muntean, Cristina Hava
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2023 17:49
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2023 17:49

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