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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The APWG is a global coalition of more than 1,800 industry, law enforcement and other government and nongovernmental organizations formed in 2003 to fight identity theft and fraud resulting from phishing, e-mail spoofing and crimeware.
In addition, Secure Computing is also a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, an association specialising in eliminating fraud and identity theft that results from e-mail spoofing. Information provided to the company by the APWG will be used to enhance current site identification processes.