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NIST drafts guidelines to enhance trust in email

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NIST drafts guidelines to enhance trust in email

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology () has published a draft document for comment, in order to tackle two main threats to email services:

NIST says that “In phishing, hackers use forged emails to trick email users to unknowingly provide valuable data such as bank account numbers. In other scams, addressees are lured into clicking on a link that downloads malicious code, which can home in on an organization’s most valuable data like a heat-seeking missile or steal personal information…Hackers can also intercept email messages to learn an organization’s proprietary information, or tamper with the information in the message before it is delivered to the recipient.”

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