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Nearly a decade in the works, Internet-wide projects designed to keep e-mail safe from scams, spam, and identity-thieving phishing attempts are paying off.
Twitter said today it has adopted a new technology that makes it much harder for phishing e-mails supposedly sent from the company to make it into users' in-boxes.
Google has added a technology called DKIM to Google Apps, letting companies sign messages so recipients can be sure they're authentic.
Security firm suggests that Yahoo Captcha was defeated as authenticated spam floods the Internet.
A Cisco engineer behind the promising new DomainKeys Identified Mail standard warns it isn't immune to exploitation by cybercriminals, but is instead more like "a peephole in the door."