New Email Spec Aims to Tangle Phishing Lines

January 31, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: TechNewsWorld

Fifteen leading email service providers and tech companies have announced a joint effort to fight phishers. Google, Facebook, PayPal, Yahoo and Agari are among the companies behind the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance spec. DMARC is a technical specification that standardizes how email receivers perform email authentication using well-known mechanisms. “The inspiration behind DMARC was PayPal’s and Google’s attempt to stop phishing together, but they quickly realized the model they were pursuing could not scale,” said Agari’s Daniel Raskin.

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