31 Jan '12, 1am

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL & Facebook join forces to fight email spam and 'phishing' attacks

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL & Facebook join forces to fight email spam and 'phishing' attacks

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Facebook are setting aside their online rivalry to fight a common enemy: email spam and 'phishing' attacks. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON (AFP) - Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Facebook are setting aside their online rivalry to fight a common enemy: email spam and 'phishing' attacks. The Web giants said on Monday they have teamed up with Bank of America, PayPal and others to combat spam and phishing, where emails seeking to obtain passwords or other information are sent to unsuspecting recipients. Following 18 months of private collaboration, they announced the formation of a technical working group known as DMARC.org, drawn from the acronym for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance. 'Email phishing defrauds millions of people and companies every year, resulting in a loss of consumer confidence in email and the Inte...

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