e-mail spoofing


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e-mail spoofing

The unauthorized use of a third-party domain name as the sender's name in an e-mail message. Most often used by spammers, spoofing the name of a popular retailer or organization entices the recipient to read the full message. See e-mail authentication, spoofing and spam.
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Mail has put new safeguards in place to improve consumer protection from e-mail spoofing, a spamming technique that is being used in an increasingly dangerous form of identity theft called "phishing.
On August 12th, Akin will lead a presentations titled: "Advanced E-Mail Spoofing and Phishing: Methods and Investigation" at 8:00 a.
The APWG is an industry association of more than 400 companies focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing and e-mail spoofing.