Iconix Phishing Protection

A couple days ago I received email from Paypal titled “New PayPal Plug-In – Shop anywhere online.” That struck me as kind of suspicious so I looked at the mail headers. The headers showed the message did originate with Paypal’s servers, and more importantly it contained a domain key (DKIM). According to Wikipedia, “DomainKeys is …

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eWeek Article misinforms readers on Yahoo Domain Keys

“Scammers Exploit DomainKeys Anti-phishing Weapon.” So screams the headline in a recent eWeek article. Oh boy. Here we go again. Another uninformed article from a tech writer who couldn’t learn from the response to the uninformed articles about spammers abusing SPF. These articles are really dangerous. They lack any understanding about what SPF and Yahoo! …

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FTC says NO to Do Not Email List

Although authorized by the (YOU)CanSPAM act to create a national email list, the Federal Trade Commission has declined to do so according to news.com. The article quotes commission members as saying such a list would be ineffective and burdensome to the consumer. Instead the highlighted two emerging mail authentication technologies SPF and Domain Keys as …

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