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A Web Browser Extension for Improving Security in Internet Auctions

Kaszuba, Tomasz and Turek, Piotr and Wierzbicki, Adam and Nielek, Radoslaw (2009) A Web Browser Extension for Improving Security in Internet Auctions. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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Internet auctions are used everyday by millions. However, despite frequent criticism (B. Gavish and C. Tucci, Reducing Internet Auction Fraud, ACM Communications, May 2008, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 89-97), only the most simple reputation systems are used by the most popular Internet auctions today.While it is true that the human mind is the best possible method of evaluating this information, the task is time-consuming and error-prone. Our goal has been the improvement of trust management for Internet auction users. The TM system should increase the safety and comfort of the user by providing additional information not available on auction sites today. We have designed an extension for a popular Web browser (Firefox) that gives users access to our algorithms. (The algorithms themselves are part of a library of trust management tools developed in the uTrust project.) The extension obtains its information by automatically performing the task that is performed by an auction user: by crawling parts of the auction site. The results of the crawling provide input information for the improved trust management algorithms.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:web extension trust management security auction
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:244
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:11 Mar 2009 00:21
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:33

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