New features include protection against e-mail spoofing
and fraud by automatically filtering for fraudulent URL addresses; Outbreak Alert notification for Internet viruses and worms; elimination of spam in Yahoo
Business e-mail is increasingly hard-hit by spam, e-mail spoofing
and phishing, as well as a continuing string of e-mail-borne viruses and worms.
Maier explains that a common standard is important in part because e-mail spoofing
(which allows scammers to make their message appear to originate from a bank or online retailer) is one of the problems that contributes to phishing.
The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is an industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on eliminating identity theft and fraud resulting from the growing problem of phishing, e-mail spoofing
, and crimeware.
Almost every spam e-mail message uses e-mail spoofing