Spoofing attacks involve tricking or deceiving computer systems or other computer users. Spoofing can be carried out in several different ways. Some common attacks are:

  • IP spoofing: Creating IP packets with a forged IP address.
  • ARP spoofing: Creating ARP packets with an invalid IP-MAC pair. It is used to carry out MITM.
  • E-mail spoofing: Sending an e-mail with a spoofed IP address.

There are many other attacks that involve spoofing e.g. caller ID spoofing, DNS spoofing.

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