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Below are the M3AAWG published materials related to our work on preventing and mitigating malware. There is also a Mobile 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.

Best Practices

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April 21, 2020

M3AAWG Mobile Messaging Best Practices for Political Programs in the United States

The objectives of this document are to help maximize the successful delivery of wanted political text messages and minimize the incidence of unwanted and/or abusive political text messaging, while ensuring that the rights of all participants in political processes are respected. This document defines best practices that promote trust, transparency and collaboration among ecosystem providers.

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October 10, 2019

M3AAWG Sending Domains Best Common Practices

When preparing for bulk or transactional email sending, two items require special attention: outbound IP addresses, and the domain names to be used for these communications. For the latter, ESPs (Email Service Providers) go through this set-up process frequently and have to review the same readiness checklist each time. This process may involve individual client preferences and constraints, both legal and technical.

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September 30, 2019

M3AAWG Tutorial on Third Party Recursive Resolvers and Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic

This paper provides basic information on the benefits and potential issues with encrypting DNS traffic for both end-users wanting to implement encrypted DNS on their personal devices or home broadband networks and for ISPs or enterprise administrators considering it for their corporate networks, including recommendations for M3AAWG members and the online anti-abuse eco-system. The companion document “M3AAWG Companion Document: Recipes for Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic” provides detailed instructions and processes.

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September 29, 2019

M3AAWG Companion Document: Recipes for Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic

This paper includes detailed instructions on how to install and configure a third party encrypted DNS service on Mac OS X, MS Windows, iPhone, Android and a standalone Raspberry Pi.  It is a companion document to the “M3AAWG Tutorial on Third Party Recursive Resolvers and Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic,” which outlines the benefits and issues with encrypting DNS traffic.

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May 06, 2019

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.

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Public Policy Comments

August 12, 2013

M3AAWG Comments on ICANN EWG Initial Report

Submitted to ICANN in August 2013 in response to ICANN's Expert Working Group report.

August 14, 2012

Comments on Abuse Contact Management in the RIPE Database

Submitted to RIPE in August 2012
Response to RIPE’s proposal to introduce a new contact attribute named "abuse-c

May 23, 2012

M3AAWG Comments on ICANN WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report

Response to the final report from the ICANN WHOIS Policy Review Team

December 08, 2011

MAAWG Comments on Protect IP and SOPA

Submitted to U.S. Congress committees on the judiciary in December 2011
MAAWG outlined technical issues with S.968, Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, and H.R.3261, Stop Online Piracy Act, in a letter to the judiciary committees of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

November 16, 2011

MAAWG Comments on the Draft Final Report of the Internationalized Registration Data Working Group

Submitted to ICANN in November 2011
Responses to ICANN on issues in the draft report covering the intrnationalization of domains can be read on the draft report comment site at http://forum.icann.org/lists/ird-draft-final-report/

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DM3Z Blog

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

By Stuart McBride, Head of Threat Intelligence, AdaptiveMobile Security
 

Cybercriminals frequently use major world events, including natural disasters, international conflicts, and political elections, to manipulate vulnerable targets. The latest scheme is focused on exploiting the public’s fear around COVID-19 and the coinciding economic shutdown through SMS spam attacks. Attackers are primarily using messages that appear like legitimate updates to stimulus and relief payments to entice unsuspecting victims into clicking links or providing information.

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Local Number Portability (LNP) is available in many countries and regions. This service, popularized by consumer mobile phone use and commonly known as number porting, enables users to retain their telephone number when switching from their existing communications service provider (or carrier) to a new service provider. In many cases, LNP support is legally mandated, and the mandates may include strict process requirements and timeframes for action by the existing service provider.

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News

Articles About M3AAWG

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April 29, 2020

AdExchanger Politics: Text Messaging Captures The Spotlight This Year

Text messaging isn’t new or trendy, but it’s an increasingly popular medium for political advertisers. That was true before the coronavirus swept the country, and now texting is even more important for candidates to connect with supporters without rallies, events or canvassing teams.
https://www.adexchanger.com/politics/adexchanger-politics-text-messaging-captures-the-spotlight-this-year/

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February 20, 2020

Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) Celebrates Jerry Upton's 15 Years as Executive Director at the 48th General Meeting

The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the largest global industry consortium developing collaborative approaches to combat online abuse, today announced that Jerry Upton will retire from his role as M3AAWG's Executive Director after 15 years of service. He will be succeeded by Amy Cadagin.

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January 07, 2020

How to stop email spoofing of parked domains


https://www.csoonline.com/article/3512239/how-to-stop-email-spoofing-of-parked-domains.html
J.M. Porup includes M3AAWG recommendations on protecting parked domains in an article on the importance of publishing a DMARC record for every domain a business owns.

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December 11, 2019

Steven Harroun to the panel on “Cybersecurity Risks and Realities” at the Telecommunications Media Forum


https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-television-telecommunications/news/2019/12/steven-harroun-to-the-panel-on-cybersecurity-risks-and-realities-at-the-telecommunications-media-forum.html

In a transcribed speech, Steven Harroun, chief compliance and enforcement officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), describes efforts to protect digital economies and societies. He notes the CRTC’s work with groups like M3AAWG, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and more.

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November 19, 2019

Louisiana spurns attempted ransomware attack, governor says


https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/louisiana-spurns-attempted-ransomware-attack-governor-says/

Seth Blank, co-chair of M3AAWG’s Election Security Special Interest Group, comments on threats to election integrity for cities and states.

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