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phish

To attempt to steal personal information that can be used to defraud someone by pretending to be person or website that legitimately requires such information. We've gotten reports of someone phishing for our customer's login details recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The group created a phony website meant to look like a popular online store in order to phish for people's credit card numbers.

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 attack

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 an increasing number of spoofing attacks 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: attack, spoof

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.

phish

and spoof and card
in. to “fish” for passwords and personal information by trickery, on internet. (Sometimes by setting up a phony URL which people sign in to by giving their passwords or credit card numbers.) They must have been phishing to get my credit card number while I placed an order online.

spoof

verb
See phish

spoof

(spuf)
1. n. a parody. The first act was a spoof of a Congressional investigation.
2. tv. to make a parody of someone or something. The comedian spoofed the executive branch by sitting in a big chair and going to sleep.
3. Go to phish.

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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The attacker with spoofed IP easily intrudes the cloud and triggers flooding at a high rate.
Businesses that apply e-mail authentication can safely assume that legitimate communication will not use spoofed addresses, and there will be no false positives in rejecting these types.
The emails instruct the recipient to access their refund information by entering a provided password on the spoofed website.
The FCC has proposed new rules that would allow mobile service providers to "block spoofed robocalls when the spoofed Caller ID can't possibly be valid." This would give carriers the right to block calls that come from numbers that aren't valid under the North American Numbering Plan and valid numbers that haven't been assigned to a phone company. 
Along with stopping emails sent from spoofed accounts, it will also impact bulk emails that would have been authorized otherwise.
com has spoofed a prominent news channel and its volatile anchor by making effective use of kids posing as the screaming and attacking journalist in question and typically prominent ' thinking' celebrities who are discussing the perks of placing an order online.
Having spoofed horror films and romantic comedies, Fried-berg and Seltzer satirize mostly summer blockbusters - among them "The Da Vinci Code," "Nacho Libre," "Snakes on a Plane," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and the "Harry Potter" films.
This mandate will ensure the FCC adopts protections that help empower subscribers to block calls from spoofed numbers.
One of the limitations of SMS is that it allows messages to be sent with spoofed addresses to any phone, so we urge customers to be extremely careful if they're directed to an unknown website or address over SMS."
Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection introduced the FCC Reporting Modernization Act, legislation that would update current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reporting requirements to include all Telephone Consumer Protection Act complaints and enforcement actions regarding robocalls and spoofed phone calls.
* A malicious user might send a spoofed message to a recipient's device in order to create false evidence.
Following an initial win for American consumers last year when the FCC granted phone service providers authority to block certain illegal spoofed robocalls, the attorneys general now seek added authority for the providers to work together to detect and block more illegal spoofed robocalls including "neighbor spoofing."
In late 2015, the National Network to End Domestic Violence contacted the Bureau regarding a series of spoofed telephone calls received by Ms.
This technology takes the mental and physical burden off soldiers by providing them with worry-free confidence that they can execute all of their operations without being spoofed or jammed.
RSR takes the mental and physical burden off the soldiers by providing them with worry-free confidence that they can execute all of their operations without being spoofed or jammed, said Mike Jones, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins.