Email Authentication and Canadian Elections
Jul18

Email Authentication and Canadian Elections

There seems to be an endless supply of data around the US political space and the various individuals running for leadership positions and how they are managing their online authentication. By all reports most of the current candidates seem to be doing a poor job in the US. However being Canadian, and also in an election year, I wanted to see how things were running a little closer to home. The thought of running these tests was...

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Fishing is Good, Phishing is Bad
Aug29

Fishing is Good, Phishing is Bad

On Tuesday August 21st I was invited to talk with the host of Indianapolis WishTV News at 11, Phil Sanchez about phishing emails and some common scam emails that people frequently receive.  See the segment here: * Video and Images courtesy of WishTV Some tips and notes to consider when you’re faced with an email that could be phishing or a scam: Look at the from address – does the domain it is being sent from make sense...

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Using DMARC For More Than Spoofing and Phishing
Aug10

Using DMARC For More Than Spoofing and Phishing

By now you’ve probably heard me talk about DMARC more than once here on EmailKarma.  You’ve maybe even seen one of the many reports I’ve written about it for 250ok, like this latest one ‘Multi-Industry DMARC Adoption 2018‘. But what if I also told you DMARC is more than just a tool for finding out if your brand is being phished or spoofed, or your authentication is broken? DMARC can also be used to audit...

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e-Retailers are failing to protect their domains
Feb13

e-Retailers are failing to protect their domains

Recently 250ok released a study, that I wrote, on the adoption of DMARC in the online retail space, titled “DMARC Adoptions Among e-Retailers“, that reviewed the minimum standards of authentication that a domain owner should be able to adopt without any significant investment in server or network configuration. This report focused on the implementation of Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Domain-based Message...

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Is your bank protecting you?
Mar07

Is your bank protecting you?

With all of the recent conversations and articles about DMARC and Authentication I thought I would run a quick scan of the banking landscape in Canada. I took a quick look at the top 5 banks in Canada and the Bank of Canada, Canada’s central bank, added mainly because of a recent phishing warning message they posted this week. The test is only on the corporate domain for each brand as many of the banks have sub-domains sending...

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