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Take control over your SMSes : a real-world evaluation of a mobile-based spam SMS filtering system

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dc.contributor.author Yadav, Kuldeep
dc.contributor.author Malhotra, Anshu
dc.contributor.author Kumaraguru, Ponnurangam
dc.contributor.author Khurana, Rushil
dc.contributor.author Singh, Dipesh Kumar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T07:56:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T07:56:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25T07:56:08Z
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iiitd.edu.in/jspui/handle/123456789/38
dc.description.abstract In developing countries, Short Messaging Service (SMS) is one of the most widely used and cheapest modes of commu- nication. Hence, this medium is often exploited by advertis- ing companies to reach masses. The unsolicited (spam) SM- Ses consume user attention and have become a reason of an- noyance for most of the mobile phone users, as not many of them use the information from these SMSes. We conducted a three phase study to understand the scale of SMS spam problem and to propose technological measures to curb it. First, we conducted a survey among 458 participants in In- dia to understand general perceptions about spam SMSes, user preferences and requirements. Ninety seven percent of the survey participants admitted that they are quite annoyed with the burst of spam SMSes and lack of appropriate tech- nological or regulatory solutions. Next, we designed and implemented a mobile based appli- cation SMSAssassin, which can filter spam SMSes using content based machine learning techniques and user gener- ated customized rules. And last, we conducted a user study of this application with twenty three participants who used the application in real world for a month. Results show that a mobile based solution can effectively filter spam SMSes and the application can be usable too. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IIITD-TR-2012-007
dc.subject SMS spam en_US
dc.subject Crowd sourcing en_US
dc.subject Fltering en_US
dc.subject Experimentation en_US
dc.subject Real world en_US
dc.title Take control over your SMSes : a real-world evaluation of a mobile-based spam SMS filtering system en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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