everyday we seen that hackers hack big companies via using spoofing but do you know what is spoofing in cybersecurity. you should know what is spoofing because if you want to save yourself from getting hacked then,
it is very important to know about how hackers use different methods to get access to your system and your valuable data.so for this lets talk about Spoofing.
you may have head the term spoofing which i surely known you don’t known nothing about it yeah i am very intelligent just kidding now so spoofing is a term which is use in the area of Hacking and cyber-security as the name suggest Spoofing means to Spoof somebody for getting access to their personal information or other things e.g. password etc
What is spoofing
spoofing is a method in which a hacker use man in the middle attack and access the information over the network and change it in order to harm the particular person or a company.spoofing as the name suggest the person spoofs to the other person in order to interpret the information.
in context to network security,spoofing is a method in which a person or a hacker pretend to be another person (your relative or friend) in order to make his hacking done.
for example: let us suppose that i am a hacker and i want to get access to your account so i will send you a email attachment which contains suspicious link which come to hacking of your account so by spoofing means i will use your friends or your relative email address to send you the suspicious email and there is a probability that you will open that attachment which leads to hacking of your account.
do you know about call spoofing yeah the call can also spoof means one person can call you with other persons number.
Types of spoofing
there are many types of spoofing but we will just talk about few of them only,
as the name already suggest any spoof attack by an email is called email spoofing in this type of spoofing the person who is spoofing sends a email which is for sure is very dangerous for your but the the person represent the email in a way that many people who don’t known about spoofing can get in Trap and yeah they got attacked.
be aware that any email that you receive can be a spoofing attack so check the sender email address for sure and conform from the companies or peoples who with you sharing your information about the email address.
we all use sites like Facebook and Instagram and also we use our banks account details to login to our bank services but here we got website spoofing which will destroy you even with no clue so basically in website spoofing the attacker design a similar web page that your frequently visit for login to your account and sends you by using some technique you will forced to feel that that page is genuine
and probably you will fill your details and yeah by using your details the attacker will access your all account and you known what happen next.
Caller ID spoofing
i am the victim of this kind of spoofing attack what is done with me is that some body called me on my phone number which is associated with my hosting account and asked me for my email address and after i provided my email address they have mailed me on the same email and also provided a login page link in which it asked me to fill my login details
i known about this attack so i have safe my account from getting into bad hands.
IP spoofing is used when someone or the attacker wants to hide the location from which they’re sending or requesting the data online. this kind of spoofing used in DDOS attacks.
spoofing is used in distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) to prevent malicious traffic from being filtered out and to hide the attacker’s location.
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