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Updates and Commentary from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group

Concerned about malware and spam in India, one of the fasting growing online markets in the world?  Do you have connections with Internet companies in the region or are you associated with an Internet company in India? 

Over the past few years, and particularly these past six months, there’s been an uptick in abused systems and abusive clients taking up residence on systems in hosting and data centers. To expedite a community effort in remediating some of these attacks, we have launched a new M3AAWG Hosting SIG with these initial activities:

Since the public launch of the DMARC specification in January 2012 (http://www.dmarc.org), DMARC has become a highly requested topic for discussion and training at M3AAWG meetings.

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The idea of informing network owners’ abuse departments about malicious incidents is not new, but still a very effective and the most inexpensive way of letting people in charge know that there is something wrong in their own network (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2142.txt).  Actually, it is one of the best methods to help enforce security on the Internet in a self-regulating way.

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We have a saying in M3AAWG:  What goes on at M3AAWG, stays in M3AAWG.  Anyone who has attended one of our meetings knows that we work hard to create an environment of respect and confidentiality.  We see our organization as a forum where the anti-abuse industry can come together to address both current and evolving issues in a candid, productive dialogue. 

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