Questions tagged [spoofing]

A kind of attack in which one system, program, or user successfully masquerades as another.

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Should I be concerned if the “FBI” has logged onto my Ubuntu VPS?

Yesterday, I was performing a bit of general maintenance on a VPS of mine, using the IPMI console my host provided. Upon setting up SSH keys again via the IPMI console, I logged in via SSH and was ...
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Is Starbucks spoofing me?

When I connected to Starbucks's Wi-Fi, I got a security alert from MS Outlook that looks like this: I looked up secure.datavalet.io, but there's no mention of this thing anywhere. This does not ...
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How can caller ID be faked?

My late brother was contacted by someone on landline number operated by a carrier in Australia and which displayed on caller ID. I traced the number to a company and though they did call him on a ...
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How could a public DNS server return bad results?

I live in a country which is under many sanctions. Both internal sanctions (government on people) and external sanctions (US on our people). In our country, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and many other ...
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Is it possible to spoof an IP address to an exact number? [closed]

The title says it all really. Say my IP address was 1.2.3.4 and I wanted to change or 'spoof' it so that its exactly 2.3.4.5, would this be possible or are there too many varying factors that need to ...
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How easy is it really to do IP spoofing? [closed]

I read a lot about IP spoofing but I am not sure how easy it is really to do. Let's say I am in Spain, can I somehow connect to a server in the US with an IP address that is allocated to Mexico? Won't ...
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Why is “hovering over” a link in an email considered safe? Or is it harmful?

We are using a browser based email client and the email content is in HTML. One of my employers told us that if we receive a suspicious email with links, we have to hover over the link (to check ...
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How wise is it to use a tool for portspoofing at your server to confuse attackers?

I came across this tool recently https://github.com/drk1wi/portspoof How efficient will it be to use it to confuse hackers doing port scanning? If it's actually going to be pretty efficient, why ...
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How to be mean to some people that stole my phone [closed]

My iPhone was stolen a couple of weeks ago and I started receiving the following messages on my recovery secondary number that I provided with Find My iPhone: The URLs are: https://apple.inc-view.us/...
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How can I spoof a phone call and make it appear to come from another phone?

I'm performing a penetration test against a company. Part of my social engineering procedure is to contact the IT department and try to convince them to that I'm an employee in the company and get ...
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Bank asked for a cross login?

I was creating a new bank account here in the US at HSBC's popular online bank... You know the step where you have to verify the account you're sending from, by receiving two small test payments? I ...
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Is it possible to make a phone call appear to come from another phone, even to the network provider?

Quick Question Is it possible that I could call a mobile number, but have the call forwarded through another number active on a different phone that someone else has? I have had unlimited access to ...
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List of visually similar characters, for detecting spoofing and social engineering attacks

I'm trying to detect homograph attacks and other attacks where an attacker uses a spoof domain name that looks visually similar to a trusted domain name (e.g., bankofthevvest.com instead of ...
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Somebody is spoofing my email to send spam messages, and I have no idea how to block

Someone is using my Google Apps Email ID to send spam messages and I've received 2000+ undelivered and autorespond emails. I have no idea how to block this because the spammer is also using my email ...
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Are SSL browser sessions kept alive across requests?

When a client requests an SSL web resource via a browser (ie: a login request) and then follows up with additional requests are all the requests executed in the same SSL session? Or does the browser ...
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How to protect from caller-id spoofing?

Yesterday, I listened about caller-id spoofing and was left astonished as its misuse can result in severe consequences for victim. Please tell me how to protect myself from this prank and is there ...
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Did somebody try to spoof my wifi network?

I am traveling on a train in Switzerland, working on a macbook connected to a wifi hotspot that I've set up on my Phone [1] using WPA2. At some point along the journey, the internet connection drops. ...
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How does SMS spoofing work practically?

I have been researching the web for information on how I can spoof an SMS myself, but I seem to find more on how to detect it, or how to use tools to do it rather on how to do it myself. I have tried ...
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How does Google Analytics prevent fake data attacks against an entity's traffic?

In order to register a "hit" on Google Analytics, the list of things required are: Unique API key(s) for Google AnalyticsPublic: can be gotten from the embedded JavaScript files on the pages for ...
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Sniffing, Snooping, Spoofing

Could somebody please explain me the differences between the following attacks? sniffing snooping spoofing My professors used them all in his documents, but I'm not sure, if those are 3 different ...
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DNS Spoofing vs DNS Cache Poisoning

What is the difference between DNS Spoofing and DNS Cache Poisoning ??? It seems like there are little differences between two attacks, with an exception that DNS server is actually might cache the "...
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Is hacking Wi-Fi THAT easy? (just spoof, and it's hacked?)

Suppose I have a Wi-Fi with WPA and strong password. Some articles say, that if an attacker will create a Wi-Fi with my SSID and it's signal is stronger than my, then my computer will connect to his ...
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Spam email “via” my domain, but SPF record exists

I just got an email from some random person's name "via" info@mydomain.com, although info@mydomain.com is just a distribution group within G Suite. We have an up-to-date SPF record added from Google, ...
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Can I determine actual origin of spoofed text message?

Can I determine the actual sender of a spoofed text message? I received a text message yesterday that appeared to come from one of my contacts, but he did not send it. I contacted my carrier (Verizon) ...
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WPAD name collision attack victim: possible information leak

This is a home network: a wireless Linksys router serving around 5 wireless devices and 3 wired ones, two PCs and a PS4. The router is setup to serve DHCP to client devices. It has a setting to ...
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Phone call to try and gain access

About a hour ago I received a call from a suspicious phone number. They explained that they had received an alert from my PC and needed to gain access to correct the problem before my PC was "...
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Spoof IP address after a TCP handshake

I know it is not possible to perform a successful TCP Handshake with a spoofed IP-Address. However I wonder: Is it possible to spoof the IP once a TCP handshake was performed successfully? For ...
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Can an SSH server fingerprint be spoofed?

If I simply connect to an SSH server, get its key fingerprint, and immediately disconnect, does the SSH protocol ensure that the server also had the private key in order to get that far into the ...
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Someone is making random calls spoofing my phone number. What to do?

For the past six months, I've experienced call-backs from foreign numbers (all within the EU) telling me that I had called them earlier. At first, I thought the calls are malicious. However, due to ...
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dnsspoof not spoofing (requests and forwards real DNS packet)

I was trying to use dnsspoof but it did not work as expected. These are the steps I followed: Set IP forward in kernel to 1 arpspoof -i eth0 -t 192.168.1.39 -r 192.168.1.1 and arpspoof -i eth0 -t 192....
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If I know a currently working exploit to spoof SMS on a major carrier, what should I do? [closed]

This currently works on all iPhones and one known android phone as of today, a formal complaint has been filed with the carrier and the FCC. I doubt they will do anything about it though since this is ...
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802.11w protected management frames - Wi-Fi

I've been reading about protected management frames, introduced in 802.11w, and had a few questions. Apparently, a message integrity check is provided with de-authentication frames, allowing either ...
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Defending against wifi spoofing

Since a few weeks, someone is regularly running a wifi network copying the SSID and BSSID of my private router, resulting in some anoyance, due to being kicked out of my own network from time to time....
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Do major ISPs still ignore IP spoofing?

I was reading this question: Why don't ISPs filter on source address to prevent spoofing? and based on those answers, ISPs ignore it because of the overhead of checking for spoofing. But that ...
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Does iPhone home button act as Secure Attention Key?

On an iPhone, does pressing the home button act as a Secure Attention Sequence? The home button is a physical button. You can press the home button whereever you are and go back to the home screen. ...
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What is a AUTH-KEY in the security of the computers?

I'm studying security in computers and in particular the URL Spoofing. I understand that a form of URL spoofing is phishing. Then I read that a countermeasure against phishing is the authentication ...
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I'm getting spam e-mail…from myself?

I noticed yesterday that I had received spam e-mail, but my own e-mail address was listed as the sender. Naturally, I changed my password. This is probably a spoof, but I don't know enough about ...
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Have both my email address and IP been spoofed, or has someone gotten my password, or…?

Just examined a spam email sent to me. The header's "originator" has both my email address and my web site's IP address, (my SMTP). My first thought is that someone has obtained my email password ...
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What if the Google account login screen is spoofed [duplicate]

I am talking about the apps that allow using my google account for login. Nothing against Postman, just using its login screen for example - My concern is that an app could be spoofing this whole ...
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Is it possible to un-spoof a spoofed caller ID?

I know that Trapcall allows mobile telephone users to forward their calls to a toll free number, which then forwards them back to the user's telephone, allowing them to see the caller ID. However, ...
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How could malicious code changes in a GitHub pull request be masked by an attacker?

When viewing a pull request on GitHub (or the equivalent on any other platform), the web interface displays a diff of the changes for you to review. Reviewing the diff is obviously vulnerable to ...
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Which is safer, GSM or CDMA?

I have read in the past (no sure where) that unfortunately there exist illegal devices that permit crooks to eavesdrop on GSM mobile phone conversations. I recently also heard that some people had ...
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How to reject e-mails spoofing your own domain targeting your employees at Office365?

One problem Office365 users deal with is that an external SMTP server can spoof the domain of an organization and send e-mails to the domain users; where the e-mails appear to be from employees of the ...
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How to track a Spoofed SMS on Iphone

A mate pulled a quality prank on me the other day by sending me a SMS via a Spoofed number. He's bought a SMS gateway and can set the message ID/phone number to be 'God' (or whatever he wants(letters ...
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IP address spoofing on internet

On a local network, an attacker can craft a custom IP packet with a fake source IP address and send it to a host. I know that the attacker will not receive a response, but there are still attacks for ...
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Is it worth verifying the request hostname in API-to-API communications?

When authenticating from a browser application to an API layer, you can verify the request origin for CORS requests. I'm aware that this is primarily to prevent CSRF attacks. It doesn't prevent an ...
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Data on Malicious WiFi Network

Let's assume that I unwittingly connect to a malicious WiFi network and visit websites. By malicious, I mean the network has been set up for the purpose of stealing data. From what I've read, using ...
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What happens when a spoofed source IP packet is dispatched out of a private network with NATing

Suppose as an attacker i want to carry out a Ping or SYN Flood attack.. I can change the source IP of the packets generated at my machine to a false/spoofed public IP address so that replies go to ...
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Why would someone create an OpenPGP public key with my name and email address?

By chance, I typed gpg2 --search myemailaddress on the command line, and searched public keyservers for my email address (I'd actually just meant to search my local keyring, for which I should have ...
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No SMS Spoofing attack vector in Kali Linux! [closed]

I just realized that there is no SMS spoofing attack vector included in the latest version of Kali Linux. Is there a work around?