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June 26, 2014

CRTC Chairman Comments on M3AAWG VTA Workshops

Canada's CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais noted the work his agency is doing together with M3AAWG to address voice and telephony abuse in a June 26 speech to the Economic Club of Canada.

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October 10, 2013

The EastWest Institute Awards 2013 Cybersecurity Award to M3AAWG Highlighting Its Key Role in Fighting Spam

Award recognizes M3AAWG outreach efforts, including work with China and India

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June 04, 2012

An All-Star Panel on Cybersecurity (Big Think)

M3AAWG Co-Chairman Chris Roosenraad comments on the state of U.S. cybersecurity in an article by Ali Wyne, a researcher at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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June 04, 2012

How to Get Grandma to Secure Her Laptop (MIT Technology Review)

"Botnets today are where spam was in 2004," says M3AAWG Co-Chairman Michael O'Reirdan in this MIT Technology Review article.

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December 19, 2011

SOPA Hearing Delayed, Likely Until Early Next Year (PC World)

MAAWG commented: "The filtering technologies outlined in these bills also would significantly impact the currently reliable messaging processes that are depended on worldwide and would require drastic architectural changes to existing network operations."

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December 04, 2011

Botnets: Hi-tech crime in the UK (BBC News)

"There's a great desire among large ISPs to tackle botnets," said Michael O'Reirdan, chair of Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) . . .

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November 21, 2010

We're All Sheriffs in the Land of the Walking Dead: The Botnet Fight (Messaging News)

by MAAWG Chairman Michael O'Reirdan

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October 28, 2010

Cyberthreats in Wireless, Now Small, Seen as Soon Rivaling Those Against PCs (Washington Internet Daily)

by Louis Trager on presentation by Alex Bobotek, MAAWG Vice Co-Chairman

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July 17, 2009

Spam: Not that Innocent Any More (Newsmaker of the Week)

With one in six consumers admitting they click on spam, Michael O’Reirdan, chairman of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) explains why consumers should consider spam as more than just a nuisance and prevent their computers from becoming bots.

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July 16, 2009

Spam Works. But Only Because You Click It.

The good news, MAAWG reports, is that 48 percent of respondents said they'd never opened one of those pitches to make a gajillion dollars from home or buy a new spouse from a former Soviet republic.

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July 16, 2009

Spam: Still A Shopper’s Paradise

All right, listen up people: We have a problem. I thought we'd resolved this during our talk last year, but it turns out some people out there are still using spam e-mail as their personal shopping mall.
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June 14, 2009

Secret war on web crooks revealed

Three times a year, senior technical officers from companies such as Google, Yahoo, AT&T, Comcast and Verizon meet to discuss ways of stopping the internet from being swamped by rising levels of spam, viruses and hacking attacks by organised criminals.
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June 12, 2009

Security Group Converges to Fight Internet Abuse

As cybercrime continues to proliferate on the Internet, one industry security group is hoping its work will help stem the tide of spam and scams.

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May 28, 2009

Time Running out for Companies to Take IPv6 Seriously

Interesting parallels can be drawn between the drive to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and efforts to confront the global warming crisis. Hopefully, the updated Internet addressing plan, which the technical community has pushed with mixed results for a decade, will gain traction in the same way that the green movement has during the past couple of years.

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