23 Apr '13, 2pm

Coming this year: the biggest domain registrar phishing attack ever

Coming this year: the biggest domain registrar phishing attack ever Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 New RAA satisfies boneheaded law enforcement request that will lead to more domain theft. The proposed new registration accreditation agreement satisfies a law enforcement requirement of verifying whois information when someone registers a domain name. The requirements can easily be satisfied by people who want to register domains for nefarious purposes. In fact, they’re downright stupid. But more troubling is that it will lead to more phishing of domain registrar accounts than we’ve ever seen before. Here’s the deal. When you register or transfer a domain, the domain registrar must verify either your email address or phone number within 15 days. Since phone verification is more costly, most registrars will opt for email verification and use phone verification as a failover. You’v...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/04/23/coming-this-year-the...

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