email spoofing

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13:10 Jan 14, 2010
English to Croatian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Internet, e-Commerce
Additional field(s): Computers: Systems, Networks, IT (Information Technology), Telecom(munications)
English term or phrase: email spoofing
Definition from Parliament House, Victoria:
A type of Internet fraud whereby the “header” of an email message is falsified to appear to come from a different sender’s address. This type of criminal activity is commonly used to deliver SPAM email, or for the purposes of fraud.

Example sentence(s):
  • Email spoofing may occur in different forms, but all have a similar result: a user receives email that appears to have originated from one source when it actually was sent from another source. Email spoofing is often an attempt to trick the user into making a damaging statement or releasing sensitive information (such as passwords). Carnegie Mellon University
  • You might receive an email that asks for detailed information on a secret company project which appears to come from your boss, but instead comes from your company's competitor. Many well-known companies are daily victims of email spoofing, either accidently with a virus, or deliberately. DAWN Ontario
  • A lot of modern worms use email spoofing when they send themselves from an infected computer. This spoofing tactic has led to a great deal of finger pointing and confusion among Internet users. Brett M.Christensen
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3lažiranje polazne adrese elektronske pošte
Tomislav Patarčić


  

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lažiranje polazne adrese elektronske pošte


Definition from own experience or research:
Slanje elektronske pošte na način da se lažira identitet (i adresa) njenog pošiljatelja. najčešća svrha tog postupka je slanje spam elektronske pošte.

Example sentence(s):
  • Blokirati lažirane source adrese s vlastite mreže. - Microsoft  

Explanation:
Izraz "lažiranje" je upotrebljen jer nije uobičajen u IT sektoru pa je smanjena mogućnost zabune s drugim postupcima ili izrazima širih značenja.
Tomislav Patarčić
Croatia
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in CroatianCroatian
PRO pts in category: 8
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