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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.
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.
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spoofingand 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.
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