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Title: Machine Learning Classification Algorithms for Phishing Detection: A Comparative Appraisal and Analysis
Authors: Noah, Ndakotsu Gana
Abdulhamid, Shafi’i Muhammad
Keywords: Phishing Attack
Classification Algorithm
Random Forest
Performance metric
Issue Date: 2-Jul-2019
Publisher: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of the IEEE Nigeria Computer Chapter: IEEEnigComputConf'19: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Abstract: Exponential growth experienced in Internet usage have pave way to exploit users of the Internet, phishing attack is one of the means that can be used to obtained victim confidential details unwittingly across the Internet. A high false positive rate and low accuracy has been a setback in phishing detection. In this research RandomForest, SysFor, SPAARC, RepTree, RandomTree, LMT, ForestPA, JRip, PART, NNge, OneR, AdaBoostM1, RotationForest, LogitBoost, RseslibKnn, LibSVM, and BayesNet were employed to achieve the comparative analysis of machine classifier. The performance of the classifier algorithms were rated using Accuracy, Precision, Recall, F-Measure, Root Mean Squared Error, Receiver Operation Characteristics Area, Root Relative Squared Error False Positive Rate and True Positive Rate using WEKA data mining tool. The research revealed that quit a number of classifiers also exist which if properly explored will yield more accurate results for phishing detection. RondomForest was found to be an excellent classifier that gives the best accuracy of 0.9838 and a false positive rate of 0.017. The comparative analysis result indicates the achievement of low false positive rate for phishing classification which suggest that anti-phishing application developer can implement the machine learning classification algorithm that was discovered to be the best in this study to enhance the feature of phishing attack detection and classification.
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