IT - Email
23 Mar 2016
#50890
How Can A DMARC Policy Improve Email Security?
Search Security, March 23rd, 2016

"Many large email providers are adding or expanding on their use of DMARC policy to combat email fraud. How does DMARC protect against email threats, and how strict should an enterprise DMARC policy be?

Even though there have been various methods introduced over the years to try and identify email from spoofed addresses, email fraud still remains a big problem. Spam filters are somewhat effective, but always lag behind the ever-changing tactics of spammers. Furthermore, domain administrators never know how many legitimate messages fail to arrive, or are blocked by these filters. Mechanisms such as Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Sender ID and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) have also helped to reduce email fraud by providing greater assurance of the message sender's identity, but they work in isolation from each other, which reduces their overall effectiveness..."
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    23 Mar 2016
    #50891
    SMTP Strict Transport Security Standard Drafted for Email Security
    eWeek, March 23rd, 2016

    "Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others published the draft of a standard that could yield significant benefits for email security.

    Love it or hate it, email remains a must-have tool in the modern Internet, though email isn't always as secure as it should be. When users connect to email servers, those connections have the potential to be intercepted by attackers, so there is a need for standards, like the new SMTP Strict Transport Security (STS) standard, published March 18 as an Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT) draft..."
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