Spoofing Attacks are Many and Varied

Spoofing is faking the sending address of a transmission to gain illegal [unauthorized] entry into a secure system. Spoofing is also known as the deliberate inducement of a user or resource to take incorrect action. Note: Impersonating, masquerading, piggybacking, and mimicking are forms of spoofing.

Related Terms: Social Engineering, Phishing

Source: CNSSI 4009

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