U.S. senator urges DMARC implementation to fight phishing attacks

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 2 comments TechGenix Detection & Response phishing social engineering

Phishing attacks are a powerful social-engineering weapon in a hacker’s arsenal. As has been proven time and time again, people in both the public and private sector are able to be goaded into enabling malicious code via spoofed email. In an attempt to curtail the rise in phishing attacks against government agencies, various entities have employed the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) protocol. DMARC functions by blocking emails that come from third-party sources, contrary to the official offices (like the FBI) that they impersonate.

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2flash 8 months ago

I am happy when I read about such measures! Very well written!

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Steven Ulm 8 months ago

To be frank, I've never expected an U.S. senator to push the DMARC implementation :)

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