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Twitter Uses DMARC to Act Against Email Phishing For User Passwords

 12:17 am on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Earlier this month, we began using a new technology called DMARC that makes it extremely unlikely that most of our users will see any email pretending to be from a Twitter.com address. DMARC is a relatively new security protocol created by a group of organizations to help reduce the potential for email-based abuse.Twitter Uses DMARC to Act Against Email Phishing For User Passwords [blog.twitter.com]



 2:16 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

thanks for sharing this, engine. I really feel there should be a greater PSA effort by all of these social and email sites to better educate unsuspecting users.

Personally, I think it could be one simple slide: NEVER click on a link in an email or on a social network that makes you login. Rather, always go directly to the site and look for the alleged message, friend invite, etc."

By following this rule I have done a pretty good job protecting my passwords. What are some of the rules of thumb other savvy webmasters and members in here use?


 4:13 pm on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

"What are some of the rules of thumb other savvy webmasters and members in here use?"

If I'm less than 100% sure of the validity of any email, I always hover over embedded links to see what they point to before actually clicking on them. Unless they're doing something sneaky with close misspellings (or 1 vs. l), it's usually quite obvious.



 6:28 pm on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Perhaps it's just me that is even more cautious. I avoid the clicks for stats, if possible, to avoid the tracking.

Passwords are important, but you can also help by having a unique e-mail for the service you're using.

The services have to pick up their game, imho, but users need to be educated about their own security.


 5:46 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

I implemented DMARC on several domains last year. It's interesting to see reports on mail that can't be tracked as coming from my servers. There's not much, but it does exist.

I hope more big companies implement this. It's simple to setup, and you can run it in reporting mode until you're ready to move to the stricter settings.

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