The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) have jointly released a document entitled “Anti-Phishing Best Practices for ISPs and Mailbox Providers”. This document brings together some of the best practices being followed by members of MAAWG to combat phishing attacks.
At a time when ISPs and email providers, under pressure from customer complaints and threats of litigation, are being forced to join in the global fight against this practise, this document aims to help providers in this fight.
Phishing is a type of online identity theft that uses deceptive emails to trick users into logging onto fraudulent sites with the aim of obtaining confidential financial information such as credit card numbers and bank account passwords.
Phishing threatens the security of information both for the user and the companies who work online, and is therefore seen as an obstacle to the development of electronic commerce.
- Anti-Phishing Best Practices for ISPs and Mailbox Providers, MAAWG and APWG, July 2006 https://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=390727
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