Thursday, September 01, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Expands Smartwatch Portfolio with Gear S3
Fujitsu License Nantero's NRAM - 1000x Faster Than DRAM
Facebook To Bring Rural Internet Access For Africa
ASUS Presents New ZenWatch 3, Gaming and Lifestyle Products At IFA 2016
Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 4K Action Camera Is Listening To You
Corning Unveils Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ For Wearable Devices
Acer At IFA 2016
Sony Unveils 4K Movie Streaming Service For PCs
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Yahoo, ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, October 04, 2007
Yahoo, eBay Join Forces to Block Phishing


Yahoo is working with auction leader eBay Inc and its PayPal payments unit to block fake e-mails to users purporting to be from eBay and PayPal, hoping to spur on an industry that has been slow to fight the scourge of so-called phishing attacks.

EBay and PayPal have upgraded their computer systems to support an emerging technology standard known as DomainKeys invented by Yahoo that authenticates e-mail senders are who they say they are, allowing Yahoo to block fake e-mails.

The technology upgrade will be made available to Yahoo Mail users worldwide over the next several weeks, the company said.

Along with banks and pharmaceutical makers, eBay and PayPal are among the brands most targeted by phishers seeking to trick consumers into divulging personal information such as credit card or password data in order to commit financial fraud.

Over the past decade, phishing has been clogging the inboxes of e-mail users worldwide with ever more sophisticated attempts to fool users into clicking on fraudulent sites or giving up personal financial details to commit fraud.

A PayPal official said Yahoo's system provides a way of automatically detecting potential phishing attacks without relying on the consumer to do anything new.

"If the consumer doesn't receive an email in their inbox then it is very hard for the phisher to victimize them," Michael Barrett, PayPal's chief information security officer.

Two camps have emerged among technology providers seeking to develop a coherent approach to identifying e-mail senders.

One backed by Yahoo and Cisco Systems along with AOL, Google ,IBM , Sendmail and VeriSign is the DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) technology, which allows e-mail providers to identify the Web domain from which a sender has sent e-mail.

A second standard known as Sender Policy Network (SPF) has been led by Microsoft, which offers its own version of SPF known as Sender ID. SPF-based protections are used by Amazon, AOL, GoDaddy and eBay, which supports both DKIM and SPF.

So far, most customers have installed sender authentication inside their e-mail systems as a monitoring tool but do not block e-mail for fear of false positives -- mistakenly treating legitimate customer e-mail messages as phishing attempts.


Previous
Next
Halo 3 Hits $300 Million in First Week Sales        All News        High-Capacity Holographic Storage Update
RIAA Wins Illegal Music Download Case     General Computing News      Google Upgrades Business e-mail to Corporate Class

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Yahoo Is The New Home For Free Hulu
Verizon Buys Yahoo's Core Business For $4.83 billion
Verizon Closer To Yahoo Deal
Yahoo Reports Loss For The Second Quarter 2016
AT&T, Verizozn To Make Final Bids for Yahoo Web Business - report
Verizon To Bid For Yahoo's Internet Business: report
Yahoo Reaches Agreement With Starboard
Yahoo Revenue Slightly Falls
Google Added To List Of Bidders For Yahoo's Core Business
Microsoft Supports Yahoo Bidders
Starboard Launches Proxy Fight Against Yahoo Board
Time Could Bid for Yahoo's Internet Business: report

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .