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Use Cases

What can XARF be used for

Overview

XARF schemas conform to a wide range of pre-existing report types, so that the receiving network operator may easily automate and consume the format. Field naming in one schema maps to other schemas making scaling easier, allowing the network operator to act on vulnerabilities, abuse, and fraud with higher speed.

 

Use Cases

Trademark and Copyright

Brand and Intellectual Property theft is one of the most abundant forms of fraud that pervades the internet today.

Shapeshifting imposters and unauthorized resellers of media or fake knockoffs, profit off of the hard work of others. Furthermore, a network operator that does not have clean processes for handling these types of abuse reports places their safe harbor at risk.

XARF provides a uniform reporting format that helps both the Trademark Holder and Copyright Owner by allowing the network operator to apply automation to alerts and takedown requests. This reduces workload since it does no longer require a human to open every single unique report and manually work through them, one by one.

 

Dictionary Attacks via Fail2Ban

SSH attacks are the most common ways that bad actors compromise accounts.

Fail2Ban is the most common open-source solution for dealing with these attacks.

XARF provides a uniform reporting format that helps the network operator to apply uniform automation to address compromised systems and bad actors hiding in their network, thus mitigating and resolving these problems quickly at their root.

 

Spam and Phish Reporting

Spam, whether its unwanted mail, phish, or spear phish, all present a huge problem. The quicker evidence gets into the hands of the Network Operator in a uniform format, the sooner patterns of abuse can emerge.

XARF provides a way for network operators to digest in a common format, built from MARF, the IETF standard for reporting generic “This is Spam” complaint, but extends it adding additional functionality.

Abusix’s AbuseHQ – the security and abuse orchestration platform - increases network security, lowers reputational and legal risk, and increases subscriber’s safety, by allowing network service providers to receive, automatically analyze, cluster, understand and manage XARF and many other types of abuse reports and related logs, easily.

 

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