WalkMe’s Simple Solution to Spotting Phishing Attacks

Ever clicked on a link and wondered if you’ve wandered into the wild west of the internet? WalkMe, the tech wizards, have just patented a savvy method to help you distinguish between legit web pages and potential phishing traps.

Behind the Scenes of WalkMe’s Shield:

Think of the internet as a vast cityscape with various districts. Your email login page, for instance, is your neighborhood – familiar and known. WalkMe’s Shield starts by studying the unique features of your neighborhood: the layout, buttons, and logo – all the things that make it unmistakably yours. Once armed with this knowledge, the Shield ventures into the city, looking for pages that might be trying to mimic your turf.

What sets this method apart is its ability to work across languages. Whether your online stomping ground speaks English, Spanish, or any other language, the Shield can still raise a flag if it spots a page trying to look like home.

Humans in the Loop:

Here’s where the human touch comes in. Picture human operators as your personal guides navigating through the online city. These operators, with an eye for detail, help select the key elements that define your online turf. It’s like having a guide point out the landmarks that truly matter in the vast digital landscape.

But it’s not a solo mission – it’s a team effort. Different operators bring in diverse perspectives, ensuring that the Shield’s map is as accurate and comprehensive as possible. This collaborative effort ensures your Shield benefits from the collective wisdom of its human navigators.

Diverse Representations for Robust Maps:

Describing a unique feature without using words can be tricky. WalkMe’s Shield understands this, using multiple representations of page elements. It’s like having different snapshots of the same scene, creating a robust map that doesn’t rely on a single image.

In the ever-changing online world, having multiple representations acts as a fail-safe. It’s like having different pieces of a puzzle – even if one is missing, the others fill in the gaps.

Cracking the Phishing Code:

How does the Shield decide if a page is fishy? It’s all about the visual handshake between the source (your trusted neighborhood) and the target (the suspicious territory). The similarity measurement compares the elements successfully acquired against those that slipped through the net.

And it doesn’t stop there. The Shield also looks at the domain names – the virtual addresses of these pages. If the target page’s name seems fishy, the Shield sniffs it out. It’s like recognizing a friend by their voice, even if they’re wearing a mask.

Actions for Real Protection:

WalkMe’s Shield isn’t just about raising an alarm; it’s about taking action. If a phishing attack is suspected, it doesn’t just notify you – it takes practical steps. From sounding an alert to steering you away from danger or even blocking the suspicious page altogether, the Shield is a practical guardian, not a drama queen.

WalkMe’s Shield is your practical sentinel, quietly watching over your digital turf. It’s the cybersecurity sidekick you never knew you needed, ready to steer you away from the digital alleyways of phishing attacks. So, the next time you navigate the online cityscape, rest easy – WalkMe’s got your back.



  1. David Blake Avatar
    David Blake

    WalkMe’s approach to identifying phishing attacks offers a straightforward and effective solution, providing users with practical steps to recognize and mitigate potential threats. It’s a proactive measure that empowers individuals to safeguard against deceptive tactics, enhancing overall online security.

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