Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Bank of America, PayPal and 10 other companies recently released a specification aimed at blocking phishing attacks.

"The new Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is a framework for protecting email at the domain level so fraudsters can't spoof a legitimate email sender's account or domain for phishing or other nefarious purposes," writes Dark Reading's Kelly Jackson Higgins.

"Some of the most devastating data breaches have begun with an eerily convincing spoofed email address used to fool an unwitting employee into opening a document or following a link," Higgins writes. "But members of the DMARC working group say their goal is to create Internet standards that provide better coordination and cooperation between email providers and the owners of an email domain."

Go to "Google, Facebook, Bank Of America Behind New Email Security Standard" to read the details.

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