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spoof

1. noun A satirical imitation, mockery, or parody of someone or something. The film is a spoof of old film noirs from the 1940s and '50s. This pivotal scene in the play is meant to serve as a spoof on the maddening, nonsensical bureaucracy surrounding such legal issues.
2. verb To imitate, mock, or parody someone or something in such a satirical manner. It's clear the writer is spoofing the peculiar way in which the former president was known to speak. I always wanted to make a movie that spoofs the over-the-top action films from the '80s.
3. verb In information security, to masquerade as a particular person, device, program, etc., in order to gain illegitimate access to something, such as information or control over a network or system. Please be aware that hackers are spoofing email addresses from the bank in order to obtain customers' login credentials. Someone spoofed the IP address of a trusted device in order to deliver message across the company network containing malware.

spoofing

The practice of stealing, or attempting to steal, personal information over the phone or on the internet by pretending to be someone or something that legitimately requires such details. We've gotten reports of a number of spoofing attempts being made against our customers recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The use of the so-called dark web makes the culprits behind these spoofing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
See also: spoof

spoofing

and carding and phishing 1
n. stealing passwords and personal information on the internet. (see also phish for an explanation.) He set up an evil twin for spoofing at the coffee shop.
See also: spoof
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It is therefore important to note that there must be a crime committed or concealed, in addition to the IP address spoofing activity, for a person to be liable under this provision of the law.
The number of individuals that use caller ID spoofing has definitely grown over the years and continues to grow as more people learn about the service.
The people who are involved in SIM spoofing can tell the exact location, including the area and the city, wherever a customer has gone.
IP Spoofing attacks instigated at the access router level are detected and prevented in Trust-based Approach [6] using special centralized judge routers.
World Spoofing Champion Mike Chappell, a pub landlord from Sussex, made a guest appearance and Geoff Denton, from Business and Tax Solutions in Chester, was eventually crowned the North West Spoofing champion.
Domain spoofing is involved in half of all of today's spam.
Message Level Appliance -- can be deployed by any company wishing to eliminate Spoofing attacks aimed at their exposed consumer facing email accounts (e.
The legislation includes the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, Karis Law, and The Spoofing Prevention Act.
Prosecutors say the goal of such spoofing trades is to create an illusion of demand and lure investors by systematically placing orders - which would be cancelled millisecondsAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA later, while the trader makes m on smaller trades.
Calls from 000-000-0000 (or other unconventional-looking numbers), are highly likely to be from callers using spoofing technology.
IN the year's biggest hit Chennai Express, Shah Rukh Khan tickled the funny bone spoofing several popular formulae of Bollywood, besides taking digs at his own films and even joking about his advancing age.
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Imagine the havoc a spammer can cause with the ability to spoof one's identity, in addition to spoofing that individual.
a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed his bipartisan Spoofing Prevention Act.