Modern email dates back to the 1970s when only a few thousand scientists used it with minimal risk of outsiders tampering with the messages. In this close-knit society, few suspected that 40 years later, 84 percent of all email would be malware, phishing attacks, or spam. Thus, these academics did not include provisions for authenticating an email sender’s identity. It’s a design shortcoming that opened the door for today’s massive abuse of electronic communications and a field day for fraud and deception.
Download this eBook to learn:
- The origin story of email
- Email’s “original sin”
- How email’s flaws have shaped the evolution of protocols like SPF, DKIM, and DMARC