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What is Spoofing
Spoofing is a term used in Internet security for identity falsification. Spoofing refers to the falsification of reports (e.g. phishing), falsifying websites (pharming) or falsifying intermediary in the communication between two parties (so-called Man In The Middle).

Spoofing is a term used in Internet security for identity falsification. Spoofing refers to the falsification of reports (e.g. phishing), falsifying websites (pharming) or falsifying intermediary in the communication between two parties (so-called Man In The Middle). The aim of spoofing is to elicit confidential information from the user.

Spoofing in practice: Identity falsification known as spoofing has many different forms in the physical and digital world. Spoofing risks in terms of organizations are in communication with the business or other partners (customers, suppliers, etc.). Technical means can be a defense against spoofing (internet security software, identity management systems). The most significantly, however, is the user’s caution and respect for fundamental safety rules.

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Last update: 17.08.2015

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