Below are the M3AAWG published materials related to our messaging anti-abuse work. There is also a Messaging video playlist on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/maawg and there are a few selected videos on our website in the Training Videos and Keynotes Videos sections under the Meetings menu tab.
It is the position of M3AAWG that third-party email list sales and purchases are abusive practices and that sending to purchased lists is also abusive, whether B2C, B2B or another objective.
LACNOG-M3AAWG Joint Best Current Operational Practices on Minimum Security Requirements for Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Acquisition
This document identifies a minimum set of security requirements that should be specified when ISPs purchase customer premise equipment to ensure that the CPE has a secure default configuration and a secure remote management and update mechanism. These joint best practices were developed by LACNOG (Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group) and M3AAWG, and is the product of LACNOG's original drafts by its working groups LAC-AAWG (Latin American and Caribbean Anti-Abuse Working Group) and BCOP Working Group, in cooperation with M3AAWG members, Senior Technical Advisors and the M3AAWG Technical Committee.
Cyber criminals are increasingly turning to Web-based messaging systems to transmit their content. Yet, there are many techniques to prevent or mitigate these attacks and this document details the Best Common Practices for protecting these messaging systems. This Version 1.1 has been updated additional suggestions for managing the collection, storage and indenxing of data, a new section on multifactor authentication and other changes.
A discussion on improving non-deliverability status notices to better identify abuse issues, this document has been updated with minor changes for clarity and to simplify the text.
To minimize the risk of active DKIM keys being compromised, they should be changed frequently. This document was updated in March 2019 and discusses why keys should be rotated, how frequently they should be rotated, and suggests the best common practices for doing so.
Public Policy Comments
M3AAWG submitted comments to ICANN on April 5, 2019 asking that additional actionable information be included in the DAAR system. The comments are listed on the ICANN correspondence website at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/correspondence.
A joint survey conducted by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and M3AAWG looks at how cyber investigators use WHOIS data and how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has affected their anti-abuse efforts. The letter from M3AAWG and survey are also available on the ICANN site at https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/upton-to-marby-et-a...
Submitted jointly by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), M3aawg and First, this document describes a short-term method for authorized parties to access non-public WHOIS data via designated IP addresses.
M3AAWG submitted these short comments to ICANN stating that an expert group from the Anti-Abuse community should be created to facilitate the certification of qualified applicants from the security field.
M3AAWG issued this joint letter with the i2Coaition to engage the FTC on web hosting security for small businesses. The letter was sent to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on March 26, 2018.
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A joint APWG-M3AAWG survey of cybercrime responders and anti-abuse personnel indicates ICANN’s Temporary Specification for domain name WHOIS data has eliminated interventions that previously allowed investigators to stop new cybercrimes while still in the preparatory stages -- and has markedly impeded routine mitigations for many kinds of cybercrimes.
Brian Krebs interviewed Ronnie Tokazowski, founder of the private BEC List that received the 2018 JD Falk Award, on Business Email Compromise and the list's cooperative fight to protect end-users.
In 1990, an unresolvable debate over how to expand email beyond ASCII text spawned two separate working groups and is a rare example of how staunchly competitive tech groups unintentionally ended up collaborating to create something important that went beyond the original objective. The result: multimedia email, according to M3AAWG Senior Technical Advisor Dave Crocker in part 2 of his Network Collective podcast on the history of email.
ProPublica's Julia Angwin augments her earlier "list bomb" article with information on what can be done to prevent these attacks.