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Twitter adds DMARC to e-mails to help with phishing attacks

Twitter adds DMARC technology to e-mails to help prevent e-mail-based phishing attacks.

@tracehagan
Published Thu, Feb 21 2013 4:28 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

In the wake of a series of high-profile hacks, Twitter has updated it's e-mail sending systems to help prevent phishing attacks from being successful. Known as DMARC, the new technology helps identify an e-mail as legitimate and allows e-mail providers to block e-mails that come from forged domains.

Twitter adds DMARC to e-mails to help with phishing attacks | TweakTown.com

The technology is rather new and has been created to help fight e-mail phishing attacks. All four of the major e-mail providers--AOL, Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook, and Yahoo--have gotten on board with the new technology and are already rejecting e-mails coming from forged domains.

It will be interesting to see just how well this technology works to cut down on Twitter hacks. If you'd like a more technical explanation of the technology, you can find more information about the DMARC technology on their website.

NEWS SOURCE:blog.twitter.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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