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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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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Internet Security Threat Report details the issues related to online fraud and examines current trends in the internet security landscape. Read this paper today and learn about the future of internet attacks and what to expect in the coming years.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a four phase approach for effectively managing the risks and costs associated with the corporate use of IM. Learn more about how this four phase approach can help your company establish an effective IM usage policy.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become the most malicious form of spam, leaving both organizations and consumers vulnerable to financial losses and stolen information. Read this white paper to learn about best practices for protecting your company from phishing attacks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Using F5's iRules to Prevent Your Web Site from Being Phished
sponsored by F5 Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This paper details a solution that will help you stop your web site from being phished.
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

F5 Networks, Inc.

Anti-Phishing Best Practices: Keys to Aggressively and Effectively Protecting Your Organization from Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Cyveillance
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become one of the most common and effective online scams and can cost your company thousands of dollars. Download this new white paper and discover seven key objectives of an effective phishing protection and response plan.
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

Cyveillance

Protecting the Windows Environment: A Blueprint for Small and Mid-sized Organizations
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many companies rely on a Microsoft® Windows® environment. But many fail to recognize the vulnerabilities in Windows based systems. Explore the challenges and learn about a strategy for mitigating risk without adding cost and complexity.
Posted: 25 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Symantec Corporation

Filtering the Spectrum of Internet Threats: Defending against Inappropriate Content, Spyware, IM and P2P at the Perimeter
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews how a perimeter network security appliance can be well suited for SMBs because it lowers total cost of ownership with rapid deployment and ease of configuration, and provides a secure and stable appliance-based solution.
Posted: 20 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

St. Bernard Software
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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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