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July 13, 2007

Stealing email address? Spoofing – Another method for spamming!

Filed under: Spam — Newbiesite Admin @ 7:56 am

Spoofing is an attempt to gain access to a system by posing as an authorized user.Email spoofing is the practice of changing your name in email so that it looks like the email came from somewhere or someone else.

Spoofing is generally used by spammers as a first defense against people finding out who they are. It’s also used by general malcontents to practice mischievous and malicious behavior. But, Spoofing can be a legitimate and helpful tool for someone with more than one email account. (more…)

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