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Companies float eMail identity systems

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
January 20th, 2003

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks--and for internet predators to conceal their identities. To close that loophole, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. are each developing systems aimed at authenticating senders of eMail, while America Online is testing a third.

"Having eMail come in, and not really being able to identify where it comes from, this is a huge security hole," Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said last week in announcing specifications...

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Companies float eMail identity systems

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
January 20th, 2003

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks--and for internet predators to conceal their identities. To close that loophole, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. are each developing systems aimed at authenticating senders of eMail, while America Online is testing a third.

"Having eMail come in, and not really being able to identify where it comes from, this is a huge security hole," Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said last week in announcing specifications...

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Companies float eMail identity systems

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
January 20th, 2003

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks--and for internet predators to conceal their identities. To close that loophole, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. are each developing systems aimed at authenticating senders of eMail, while America Online is testing a third.

"Having eMail come in, and not really being able to identify where it comes from, this is a huge security hole," Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said last week in announcing specifications...

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