COMPUTERWORLD -- Feb 13 -- iovation's ReputationManager service, which is also used by financial services, social networking and online gaming sites, collects data on 32 categories of unwelcome activities ranging from fraud to spam to chat abuse. The system then associate those behaviors with the specific computer used by creating a "device print." In this way, scammers who are detected can't just log in again under a new identity. Information on suspect devices is shared with all subscribers so that a scammer who attacks one site can be blocked from accessing another. The company claims to have stopped more than 730,000 account creations and fraudulent activities last year.
Mark Brooks: iovation (an Intel backed company) is helping the internet dating industry to work together to beat scammers and those that would be abusive towards our communities. (Full Disclosure: iovation is a client of Courtland Brooks)