Anti-Spoofing For Email Gains Adoption, But Enforcement Lags
Dark Reading, March 23rd, 2021
April 4, 2021,
Volume 276, Issue 5

More organizations adopt sender authentication, but strict quarantining or rejection of unauthenticated messages remains uncommon.

"The number of domains using an anti-spoofing technology known as Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance, or DMARC, topped 2.7 million in 2020, yet most domains still fail to specify a policy to delete or quarantine unauthenticated email, according to data from security firms published over the last month.

During the pandemic, email scams and phishing attacks that purported to be from the World Health Organization (WHO) widely targeted businesses and government agencies. DMARC foils one component of such attacks, when the attacker spoofs an organization in an e-mail's From field. As of December 2020, more than 2.7 million domains published a DMARC record, up 43% during the last year, according to the latest adoption report on DMARC.org, based on data from Farsight Security, a cybersecurity intelligence firm..."

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