[rfc-dist] RFC 4686 on Analysis of Threats Motivating DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

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        RFC 4686

        Title:      Analysis of Threats Motivating DomainKeys 
                    Identified Mail (DKIM) 
        Author:     J. Fenton
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       September 2006
        Mailbox:    fenton at cisco.com
        Pages:      29
        Characters: 70382
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dkim-threats-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4686.txt

This document provides an analysis of some threats against Internet
mail that are intended to be addressed by signature-based mail
authentication, in particular DomainKeys Identified Mail.  It
discusses the nature and location of the bad actors, what their
capabilities are, and what they intend to accomplish via their
attacks.  This memo provides information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Domain Keys Identified Mail
Working Group of the IETF.


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