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All Subscription customers now have access to the Web Fraud Dashboard and Portal for E-HAWK Services.

The reporting portal provides stats on vet scores, risk types, and trends. With interactive charts and data analysis, it is easy to identify and track high risk areas and bad actor data. In addition, the portal provides feedback loops and the ability to add incidents to the community database.

The Dashboard

The dashboard provides stats on risk types, data processed, average scores, and how data items are trending.

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Risk reporting shows the percent of Very High Risk vets and the vets by risk type by day for the last 30 days.

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Trend reporting displays the high risk hits by area over time, making it easy to see spikes of threats and risk hits.

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The vet data area provides quick links for adding feedback and user data to the community database.

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March 28th, 2014

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Happy Superbowl!

Today we released version 2.13 of the E-HAWK Vetting Platform.

Along with new tests and enhanced analytics, we have added an additional parameter: timeout=no. Adding this to your vets will run additional tests, but can slow API response times.

Some domain testing and analysis is time consuming and can take up to four seconds to process. For example, checking the parked status on a domain in real-time requires looking at the actual hosted page. Same with link verification, seeing if the site has a real TOS or privacy statement, etc. And Whois response time can be quite slow too. So, we have added the new parameter and value of timeout=no. Just add this to your vets and our service will start running additional testing for every vet. It might slow the response time to five seconds, but you will get the extra testing.

February 2nd, 2014

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We just added advanced device fingerprinting as part of our Online Vetting Platform and API. This gives clients enhanced levels of protection against fraudulent activities, registrations, and account hijacking.

The fingerprint is linked to risk level analysis of user data including IP, email address, phone, location information, domain, activity and frequency monitoring, geo-location analysis, and community data throughout our network of clients.

We are seeing a lot of bad actors jump between services using similar data patterns. The device fingerprinting automatically marks these users as very high risk and keeps them out of systems permanently.

The unique device fingerprint is connected to the Risk Score value. If the fingerprint has a positive average, the risk level is reduced. If the fingerprint has a negative average, the risk level is elevated and customers can quickly take the necessary action.

Adding the fingerprinting technology to any web form is a simple JavaScript include. The fingerprint does not run any plugins on the client device, and is totally transparent to the end user experience. No personal identifiable information is associated with a device or fingerprint.

To download and use the fingerprinting in your vets, visit our API support page.

January 28th, 2014

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We have launched v2.9.1 of the Vetting API. New features include:

  • Full international support of international partners and customers (all AIP Calls now require UTF-8)
  • Improved domain checking with new tests on domain risk areas
  • Improved feedback loop for reporting scoring errors for each area

Please take a look at our support area for updated guides and documents.

December 11th, 2013

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The Vetting API was upgraded to v2.8 today. Included in this release:

  • Added testing on domain and email
  • Added several new pattern checking algorithms to catch bots and spammers
  • Doubled server capacity to better handle load

Please check the support area for new docs and updates.

November 5th, 2013

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Today we released the Vetting API version 2.5 that incorporates geo-analysis.

Geo testing is a key component to evaluating risk on sign-ups and new registrations.  In the simplest form, it is asking questions such as “Does the IP location make sense with the Phone location?” Geo scoring will now show in the JSON response as an area score.

 

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September 29th, 2013

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The Feed-API makes it easy to add data on bad actors such as phone numbers, email, domains, IPs, and other information to our community database. You can add a

group of data (several items that together define a bad actor) with a single post using Incidents or add individual elements (such as a known bad IP) with direct calls. Our goal is to build Bad Actor Fingerprint Profiles.
Leveraging community information on known spam offenders, bots, phishers, and cyber criminals gives the community and our customers the best chance for rapid identification and stopping bad actors from being able to inflict damage on multiple organizations. Many of the leading ESPs, ISPs, and large corporations are working with us to help identify patterns and trends of these cyber criminals.

Our bad actor database is growing rapidly, learning, and helping keep these miscreants from doing damage. Help build this community. STOP BAD ACTORS. Email stop_bad_actors@e-hawk.net today.

July 31st, 2013

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