The Impact of Email Forwarding on SPF, DKIM, and DMARC
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The Impact of Email Forwarding on SPF, DKIM, and DMARC

So you have your email authenticated with SPF, DKIM, and DMARC, yet your DMARC report shows discrepancies in the alignment? Chances are that your emails were being passed through an intermediary mail server before they were delivered. This is a classic case of email forwarding.  But then why implement email forwarding if it can compromise…

Fortifying Defenses on a Budget: A Guide for Small Businesses 

Fortifying Defenses on a Budget: A Guide for Small Businesses 

Are you a small business owner strategizing ways to scale your business? In the pursuit of growth, there’s a high probability that you’re missing out on an important detail that could potentially jeopardize your success. The Achilles’ heel we’re referring to is cybersecurity! You’d be surprised to know that only 26% of small business professionals…

DMARC History: Why SPF and DKIM Weren’t Sufficing

DMARC History: Why SPF and DKIM Weren’t Sufficing

DMARC is driven by the authentication results of SPF and DKIM to prevent fraudulent emails sent from your domain from showing up in the primary inboxes of victims. The protocol was developed to minimize the likelihood of someone falling into the trap and sharing sensitive details or sending money to hackers; so, if the recipient…

8 Misconceptions About DMARC and its Deployment for Businesses

8 Misconceptions About DMARC and its Deployment for Businesses

Even Google and Yahoo have mandated the implementation of DMARC for companies sending over 5,000 emails per day. However, many companies are yet to take DMARC adoption seriously; unfortunately, the myths lurking around this topic put them into a dilemma, and hackers very well know how to take advantage of email-based security loopholes. But, as…

Why You Should Take DMARC Adoption Seriously?

Why You Should Take DMARC Adoption Seriously?

The digital realm is replete with grave cyberattacks that can wreak havoc on an organization’s operations, efficiency, and integrity. Such perilous consequences demand comprehensive strategies that can cushion their impact and further prevent these attacks. This is where DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) comes in! As a critical email authentication protocol, DMARC plays…

Google and Yahoo’s New Email Authentication Policy for 2024

Google and Yahoo’s New Email Authentication Policy for 2024

The prevalence of email-based attacks has necessitated the implementation of robust strategic measures. To mitigate the impact of these attacks and safeguard their digital ecosystem, security teams have been encouraged to employ email authentication protocols. However, it was never a mandatory practice until very recently. On Oct 03, 2023, Google and Yahoo announced that from…

The Concept of External Domain Verification in DMARC Reporting

The Concept of External Domain Verification in DMARC Reporting

DMARC reporting helps domain owners gain insights into email activities that consequently support result-driven strategical adjustments. There are two types of DMARC reports– aggregate and forensic. You can start receiving them right in your desired email account’s inbox by using rua and ruf tags in your DMARC record and adding email addresses where you wish…

5 Common DMARC Challenges Experienced After its Deployment

5 Common DMARC Challenges Experienced After its Deployment

Deploying DMARC seems like one of the crucial steps taken towards email deliverability and security. While the process of email authentication is pivotal in the journey of safeguarding your brand from impersonation, phishing, and spoofing, the biggest step is actually appointing an expert (or becoming an expert yourself) who can manage and monitor SPF, DKIM,…

Hackers Are Exploiting the Google Groups’ Practice of Rewriting “From:” Addresses; Should You Rethink Before Continuing on Google Groups Now?

Hackers Are Exploiting the Google Groups’ Practice of Rewriting “From:” Addresses; Should You Rethink Before Continuing on Google Groups Now?

Google is a highly reputed IT platform; however, despite the proactive measures and technologies it develops and adopts to keep its users safe, threat actors often outsmart their tech ninjas. And this has happened yet again! Recently, a cybersecurity firm uncovered a security loophole in Google Groups that has given hackers the opportunity to plan…

How Generative AI Amplifies Hyper-Realistic Phishing Attacks?

How Generative AI Amplifies Hyper-Realistic Phishing Attacks?

Generative AI has ushered in pathbreaking developments in the technological arena. Minimal human intervention, less time consumption, zero chance of errors– generative AI is gradually becoming the new normal in the workplace, academia, and our households. However, just like the two sides of the same coin, this revolutionary technology comes with certain sets of cons. …