How to verify that emails are authentic with DKIM and ARC

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jeremy Merrill of Quartz
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Copper Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Suppose someone leaks you an email -- maybe it's an email they received from a public official that's noteworthy. Maybe it's from a hacker. How do you make sure it's not a fake? In this hands-on session, we'll guide you through that process. How do you get what you need from the source? What the heck is a DKIM header? How do you interpret the results of the verification process? What hiccups might you run into?

Some basic familiarity with the command line will be helpful, but no coding knowledge or experience necessary.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeremy B. Merrill is a reporter with Quartz's investigation team, covering online political influence using computer-assisted reporting and artificial intelligence.

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