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15 Jun 2015

The cycle of e-mail security Email

Stepping back from the DMARC arguments, it occurs to me that there is a predictable cycle with every new e-mail security technology.

1. Invention and enthusiasm

Someone invents a new way to make e-mail more secure, call it SPF or DKIM or DMARC or (this month's mini-fiasco) PGP in DANE. Each scheme has a model of the way that mail works. For some subset of e-mail, the model works great, for other mail it works less great.

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10 Jun 2015

Rodney Joffe wins a well-deserved Mary Litynski award Internet

Every year M3AAWG gives an award for lifetime work in fighting abuse and making the Internet a better place. Yesterday at its Dublin meeting they awarded it to Rodney Joffe, who has been quietly working for over 20 years. I can't imagine anyone who deserves it more.

Since he wasn't able to attend in person, they made a video of an informal interview in which he recounts a lot of what he's done, with a few comments from his friends.

Also see Laura Atkins' story about how Rodney got her into the anti-abuse world.


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29 May 2015

Another German court says Adblock can keep blocking ads Internet
Adblock Plus is a very popular little program that plugs into your web browser. As its name suggests, it keeps ads from appearing in your web browser. While users love it, advertisers and some webmasters hate it. Its authors, Eyeo, are a small German company that has been sued in German courts several times, and won every time. This week a Munich court ruled in its favor again.

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11 May 2015

The theory of e-mail reputation Email
The IETF is once again wrestling with e-mail authentication and reputation, this time in the context of
DMARC, particularly the long running issue of DMARC vs. mailing lists. We have a bunch of proposals with various techniques of signing messages, asking various parties who is authorized to send what. Some of them seem workable, but a lot aren't. I have found that a few basic rules that apply to any reputation scheme make it a lot easier to evaluate whether a proposal can work.

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13 Apr 2015

How much money is there in complaining? ICANN
Although I
don't have a lot of sympathy for the trademark lawyers' argument that trademark holders need to register .sucks domains cheaply before anyone else can, there is one point at the end of their letter that's worth a look.

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