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2011-06-16 13:49:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the value of one person's effort to generate positive change in the messaging industry, the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group presented its first annual MAAWG Mary Litynski Award to Neil Schwartzman at its 22nd general meeting on June 8 in San Francisco. The award acknowledged Schwartzman's extensive volunteer efforts working against spam for the last twenty years, and the presentation can be viewed on the MAAWG YouTube channel at...

2011-02-24 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking at the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group 21(st) General Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 23, the EastWest Institute's Chief Technology Officer Karl Frederick Rauscher previewed a joint China-United States report on cybersecurity to be published next month. Fighting Spam to Build Trust will be the first product of talks between Chinese and United States experts convened by EWI, a New York-based international think tank. (Logo:...

2011-02-04 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world prepares to transition to IPv6, what do legitimate senders and marketers need to know about the updated protocol and how it will affect their operations? The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) is helping senders find the answers to these questions with a free video "IPv6 for Senders" now available on the MAAWG website. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070124/CLW180LOGO ) While some organizations are already...

2011-01-28 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob McKenna, the incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and David Vladeck, head of the U.S. consumer protection bureau, will both keynote the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) meeting in February, which will focus on protecting consumers in an evolving cyber future. The four-day, multi-track event will explore the latest strategies to thwart spam and online threats in sessions organized around...

2010-10-28 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The first industry best practices to help Web messaging and social networking operators protect users of their Web mail, direct messaging and SMS services from spam and other cyber attacks have been released by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). MAAWG also published two other new best practices papers clarifying conventional email processes for incorporating consumer complaint feedback loops and to assist ISPs in evaluating anti-abuse...

2010-08-18 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating their commitment to work with the international online industry to protect consumers, Facebook and Tata Communications, a leading global telecom service provider that is part of India's Tata Group, have joined the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group at the organization's highest membership level and will serve on the MAAWG Board of Directors. MAAWG is the largest global organization targeting spam and other messaging exploits, and the new...

2010-05-21 10:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As an industry service, the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), the largest global anti-spam industry organization, has released its first online training video and is opening the technical training sessions at its next meeting to non-members for the first time, both at no cost. The new four-part tutorial by leading experts on DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is now available at the MAAWG website, and the live training courses on DNS security,...

2010-05-18 12:48:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group will host the GSMA Security Group at the MAAWG 19th General Meeting in Barcelona on June 8-10 with a multi-track event focusing on all forms of spam delivery, including mobile, broadband, terrestrial and Web messaging. The meeting will also feature an insiders' panel discussing the recent crackdown on the Mariposa botnet, sessions on mobile spam and abuse reporting technologies, and a look at critical technical...

2010-03-24 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A significant percentage of consumers continue to interact with spam despite their awareness of how bots and viruses spread through risky email behavior, according to the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) based on a new survey it released today covering North America and Western Europe. Even though over eighty percent of email users are aware of the existence of bots, tens of millions respond to spam in ways that could leave them...


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