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ALSO CALLED: Email Spoofing, e-Mail Fraud, Spear Phishing, Password Phishing, Brand Spoofing, Email Fraud, e-Mail Spoofing, Social Engineering, Internet Phishing, Carding, Password Cracking, Spear-phishing
DEFINITION: E-mail spoofing is the forgery of an e-mail header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. Distributors of spam often use spoofing in an attempt to get recipients to open, and possibly even respond to, their solicitations. Spoofing can be used legitimately. Classic examples of senders who might prefer to disguise the source of the e-mail  … 
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Phishing White Papers (View All Report Types)
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2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report, which focuses specifically on IT security management, uses research to reveal what areas of security you should turn your attention to.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper presents one possible solution to the problem of phishing and helps you ensure the safety of your customers' data.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Special Feature: Bank Card Courier Scams
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the dangers of fraudulent phone calls and what to look out for when receiving one.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Enhanced Mobile Endpoint Security
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a mobile endpoint security system that gives you anti-theft protection, drive security, application control and more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ESET

Stepping up the battle against advanced threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how and why enterprises have failed to protect themselves against advanced threats and gives suggestions for better security.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

The Four Key Elements of Fraud Prevention
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you stop fraud by outlining the four key elements of holistic fraud prevention.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Win the War on Cybercrime with Four Key Elements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper helps you stay ahead of cybercriminals by outlining the four key elements of fraud prevention.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Mobility on hold: Get back on track with mobile risk mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one security system that keeps up with the risks of mobile banking.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Human Vulnerabilities in Our Current Threat Landscape
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper enables you to educate your employees on security best practices and current human vulnerabilities, helping you to ensure that you're not a part of the many organizations that are breached.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Global Knowledge

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Internet Trust Marks: Building Confidence and Profit Online
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Phishing Tactics
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This fraud alert highlights the current growth and trends in today's phishing schemes, the potential impact on companies, and insight into how businesses can apply technology to protect themselves and their customers.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Strong Authentication: Best Practices and Use Cases
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper explains how an identity-centric approach to IT security can lock down critical processes and systems and ensure that you have complete control over who has access.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Gemalto

Symantec 2014 Internet Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth analysis, discover the biggest security trends and developments that organizations need to be aware of to stay protected.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Symantec Corporation

Mitigating Web Security Risk with SSL Certificates: Benefits and Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights several benefits and best practices when using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) applications to authenticate users, applications and Web services.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Malware Analysts Have the Tools to Defend Against Cyber-Attacks, But Challenges Remain
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores today's threat landscape, the role of malware and the threat of internal vulnerabilities.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Threat Track Security

Phishing: The Latest Tactics And Potential Business Impacts
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide takes an in-depth look at phishing and how it has become an effective tactic for cybercriminals.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Symantec

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defence-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Phishing and Web Security
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper explores why businesses need to prepare for phishing 2.0 and why this new cybercrime is aiming its sights at your business.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Webroot

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Longline Phishing: A New Class of Advanced Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain valuable information about longlining, the newest method in phishing attacks, and key recommendations for how to enhance your email security defense.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Proofpoint, Inc.

Measuring End User Susceptibility and Defenses Against Phishing Attacks with CORE Insight
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information about spear phishing and how to prepare your users and systems from falling for these targeted attacks being masked as trustworthy content.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Core Security Technologies

Thawte in Education
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a number of trends accelerating the urgency of deploying SSL across distributed campuses and how this approach can ensure safety and security in higher educational networks.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

The Personalisation Challenge: Business Culture and Mobile Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper reveals the truth about mobility in the workforce, including the risks and rewards of bring your own device (BYOD) for businesses.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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PHISHING DEFINITION (continued): …  include a sender reporting mistreatment by a spouse to a welfare agency or a "whistle-blower" who fears retaliation. However, spoofing anyone other than yourself is illegal in some jurisdictions. E-mail spoofing is possible because Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), the main protocol used in sending e-mail, does not include an authentication mechanism. Although an SMTP service extension (specified in IETF RFC 2554) allows an SMTP client to negotiate a security level with a mail server, this precaution is not often taken. If the precaution is not taken, anyone with the requisite knowledge … 
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