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.
Most users struggle to manage a large number of usernames and passwords. While password managers have both proponents and detractors, these recommendations reflect the general consensus of the industry.
Passwords are used virtually everywhere. This document provides password requirement recommendations for ISPs and other providers and briefly describes the risk model of using passwords to provide authorized or secure access to resources. It aims to improve end-user security by encouraging strong passwords.
These industry best practices are intended to help mitigate the abuse of mobile messaging (i.e., SMS, MMS and RCS), including text messaging and connected services. The guidelines outlined here will assist service providers and vendors in maintaining practical levels of trust and security across an open, globally-interconnected messaging environment. Updated August 2015.
Written in plain language by M3AAWG and the London Action Plan (LAP), Operation Safety-Net outlines the current and emerging threats faced by consumers, businesses and governments with recommended best practices to address these threats. For a brief overview of the document, see the brochure explaining the global depth and breadth of these best practices in the Supporting Documents section from the For the Industry menu tab.
These industry best practices are intended to help mitigate the abuse of mobile messaging (i.e., SMS, MMS and RCS), including text messaging and connected services. The guidelines outlined here will assist service providers and vendors in maintaining practical levels of trust and security across an open, globally-interconnected messaging environment.
Public Policy Comments
MAAWG Comments on Models to Advance Voluntary Corporate Notification to Consumers Regarding the Illicit Use of Computer Equipment by Botnets and Related Malware
Submitted to NIST in November 2011- Responding to a Request for Information from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the comments are also available on the NIST site.
MAAWG submitted comments in September 2011
The comments were submitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technologyon its draft NICE plan.
MAAWG submitted a response in September 2011 to the Science and Technology Committee, UK House of Commons
The committee's inquiry covered a variety of questions related to malware and cyber-crime.
MAAWG Response to U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force on the Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet
MAAWG comments were submitted November 2010 in response to the DoC request.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force requested comments on government policies that restrict Internet information flow, seeking to understand why these restrictions have been instituted; what, if any, impact they have, and how to address negative impacts. The DoC will publish a report contributing to the Administration’s domestic policy and international engagement on these issues.
MAAWG Comments on ICANN Study on the Prevalence of Domain Names Registered Using a Privacy or Proxy Registration Service
MAAWG comments were submitted October 2010 based on the ICANN request.
ICANN conducted an exploratory study in 2009 to assess an approximate percentage of domain names (through a statistical sampling plan) contained in the top 5 gTLD registries that used privacy or proxy registration services. The study indicated that at least 18% (and probably not much more than 20%) of the domain names contained in the top 5 gTLD registries used privacy or proxy registration services.
Updates and Commentary from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group
None at this time.
André Leduc Receives M3AAWG 2016 JD Falk Award for Operation Safety-Net and CASL Work that Protects Online Users
Global Cyber Alliance Joins Forces with M3AAWG to Drive Industry Adoption of Cybersecurity Solutions
Articles About M3AAWG
Seth Blank, co-chair of M3AAWG’s Election Security Special Interest Group, comments on threats to elections, including SIM jacking, domain spoofing and email hacking.
The Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) cooperates with M3AAWG to examine and implement measures against a wide range of email and messaging attacks, such as spam, malware and DDoS.
Twilio announced that it joined M3AAWG, the premier industry group dedicated to combating bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation.
Technology, law, and the world to protect the Internet: Interview with the standards organization JPAAWG
Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) launched in May 2019 and works with M3AAWG to focus on Internet security in Japan. ITmedia spoke with Mr. Shuji Sakuraba and Mr. Nobuhiro Suemasa of JPAAWG about the group’s work, including collaboration with M3AAWG.
Cable operators are working to prevent disruptions to their networks caused by the streaming of pirated content and DDoS attacks. The article calls out CableLabs’ work with M3AAWG on the DDoS Information Sharing Project.