Find the definition of the most commonly used cyber security terms in our glossary below.

What is Spoofing in cyber security?

Spoofing refers to fraudulent or malicious practices whereby communication from an unknown source is disguised as being from a known, trusted source. It can take many forms, such as IP address spoofing (altering the IP address headers of packets), email spoofing (disguising emails to appear from a trusted source), or GPS spoofing (manipulating GPS data to give false location information). Spoofing is frequently employed as a method for tricking targets into revealing sensitive information, bypassing network access controls, or spreading malware.