McKinleyville, CA and San Francisco, April 5, 2018 – Recognizing that calendar spam is a growing exploitation channel, CalConnect and the global anti-abuse association M3AAWG have joined forces to develop new methods to protect end-users from unsolicited and malicious event notices. The new liaison between the scheduling developers’ organization and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group will accelerate industry efforts to develop techniques that block invites to fake events and other malicious notices on popular calendaring platforms.
CalConnect has established a new Technical Committee on Calendar Spam, TC CALSPAM.
At CalConnect XLI, hosted by Oath in Sunnyvale, California, Ken Murchison of FastMail was honored as our 9th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Ken has been active in CalConnect since the beginning of this decade, first representing Carnegie Mellon University and in the last year FastMail. His first event was CalConnect XX in February of 2011 at UC Berkeley. Ken has attended events in the U.S. but until moving to FastMail he was unable to attend international events; his first international event was the Cologne event this September.
"Stop me before I volunteer again" should have been on Mimi's University of California business card, but instead, it was on a napkin she provided when hosting our first CalConnect Board of Director's retreat in 2012.
CalConnect, which is working on extensions to the vCard standard used for digital contact exchange, has been invited by ISO/TC 211 to submit a NWIP (new work item proposal) for a machine-readable encoding of ISO 19160 address profiles.
HostingAdvice.com has just published an excellent feature on the origins and evolution of WebDAV, CalDAV and CardDAV, and the activites and work of webdav.org, and also of CalConnect in furthering WebDAV and related specifications and extensions.
Calendar spam has bothered many users last year. This article defines calendar spam, describes why it is causing more harm than just email spam and how CalConnect plans to work on that.
How did Cronofy start?