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spoofing

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  1. Faking the sending address of a transmission to gain illegal entry into a secure system.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  2. The deliberate inducement of a user or resource to take incorrect action. Note: Impersonating, masquerading, piggybacking, and mimicking are forms of spoofing.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015