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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-30-12 10:56 AM
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Banks, Internet companies team up to fight spam
Source: Reuters on-line

Some of the world's biggest Internet companies and financial services firms have developed a new approach to fighting email spam that they hope will reduce online scams.

Facebook, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp have joined with financial firms Bank of America Corp, Fidelity Investments and eBay Inc's PayPal to create a set of industry standards for preventing criminals from sending out spam emails that appear to come from corporate email addresses.

Fraudsters often pose as banks and other trusted firms in attempts to persuade email recipients to provide payment card numbers, bank account information and other personal data or click on links that infect computers with malicious software.

The new approach calls for email providers and businesses to attack spammers by coordinating on a massive scale the use of two existing technologies for email authentication known by the acronyms SPF and DKIM, which have yet to be widely adopted.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/us-banks-inte...



Yeah, right, 10 years after the fact they decide to do something......
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-30-12 11:47 AM
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1. Its more important to catch a kid
downloading a song.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-30-12 01:58 PM
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3. Point blank
dead nuts on....
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-30-12 12:37 PM
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2. It'll probably be window dressing like the Do Not Call Registry
I've re-registered with the Do Not Call Registry multiple times, yet spam calls keep coming. I expect it will be the same.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-12 11:06 AM
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4. Same here. The robocalls from people who want to "Help you
with your credit card balance" just drive me nuts -- especially since my credit card balance is zero every month.


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