BWW Geeks World

DNS Can Help Protect Your Emails Against Spamming And Phishing Attacks

Related: Security, News
DNS Can Help Protect Your Emails Against Spamming And Phishing Attacks

More than 144 billion emails are sent every day and a large portion of that are vital transactional emails sent from businesses across the world. As a result the incentive for spamming and phishing attacks is on the rise. The only true way to know whether the emails in your inbox are coming from a verified sender is to use DNS.

Traditionally, DNS is associated with keeping websites performing fast and preventing downtime. However, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) is a new way of authenticating email delivery by using DNS. DMARC standardizes how email receivers perform authentication by using Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM). These two technologies both store their records in DNS.

This works by allowing a sender to indicate that valid emails from their company are protected by SPF and/or DKIM. If the email that arrives does not pass either of those authentication methods, then the receiver knows to junk or reject the email, thereby avoiding harmful messages. This method eliminates the guesswork, which is why Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, recommends it to their email clients.

"We use DMARC on Dyn's corporate mail and are advising customers on how to use it as well," said Mike Veilleux, Dyn Director of Email Product. "The cost of having your passwords compromised is becoming so high that you can never be too safe. Using DMARC is just another security layer we advise."

While this innovative use for using DNS to verify emails dates back to only 2011, Dyn has seen the connection between DNS and Email Delivery for years. In fact, DNS plays a major role in the Internet Infrastructure as a Service industry.

While everyone loves it when a website deploys new technologies, features or operational practice, this increases the reliance on DNS. As a result, it quickly becomes a question whether a company will be able to get the same value from their own internal DNS servers or get more value from a widely dispersed - ideally Anycast - and mature feature set like the one Dyn offers.

"People underestimate the importance of the DNS in everything they do online," said Andrew Sullivan, Dyn Director of DNS Engineering. "The increased dependency on technology means an increased dependency on the DNS."

For more information visit www.dyn.com or call 603-668-4998.

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE ©2014 Business Wire

GEEKS VIDEOS

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Second Episode of Telltale's GAME OF THRONESSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Second Episode of Telltale's GAME OF THRONES VIDEO: Watch President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Speech - LIVE!VIDEO: Watch President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Speech - LIVE! Video: YouTube Stars to Interview President Obama - And You Can Too!Video: YouTube Stars to Interview President Obama - And You Can Too! VIDEO: ELLEN Responds to Accusations of Having 'Gay Agenda'VIDEO: ELLEN Responds to Accusations of Having 'Gay Agenda' VIDEO: Google Jumping More into Education with Google ClassroomVIDEO: Google Jumping More into Education with Google Classroom VIDEO: Nintendo Shows Off New Nintendo 3DS XLVIDEO: Nintendo Shows Off New Nintendo 3DS XL VIDEO: Space Ship? No. D-Link Unveils ULTRA Performance Series of 11AC RoutersVIDEO: Space Ship? No. D-Link Unveils ULTRA Performance Series of 11AC Routers Video: D-Link Launches Industry's First Gigabit PowerLine Kits with MIMOVideo: D-Link Launches Industry's First Gigabit PowerLine Kits with MIMO VIDEO: LaCie Unveils Mirror Portable Hard Drive; Encased in Glass & Designed for LooksVIDEO: LaCie Unveils Mirror Portable Hard Drive; Encased in Glass & Designed for Looks VIDEO: Sneak Peek at the Angry Birds Christmas Special SANTAMENTAL MEVIDEO: Sneak Peek at the Angry Birds Christmas Special SANTAMENTAL ME STAGE TUBE: Samsung Canada Celebrates Launch of the NX1 with Short Film Starring Joseph Gordon LevittSTAGE TUBE: Samsung Canada Celebrates Launch of the NX1 with Short Film Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt VIDEO: Aidy Bryant Reaches 10,000 Tweets from Cut Sketch from Last Week's SNL; Watch Below!VIDEO: Aidy Bryant Reaches 10,000 Tweets from Cut Sketch from Last Week's SNL; Watch Below! Fully Restored Video: Craigslist 1996 Nissan Maxima CompletedFully Restored Video: Craigslist 1996 Nissan Maxima Completed VIDEO: CONAN Meets Digitzed Kevin Spacey in 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'VIDEO: CONAN Meets Digitzed Kevin Spacey in 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' VIDEO: It's Here! Starwood's Keyless Entry Launches Today!VIDEO: It's Here! Starwood's Keyless Entry Launches Today! New Video: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Counter Criminal and Terrorist ThreatsNew Video: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Counter Criminal and Terrorist Threats

Subscribe for News & Specials