email spoofing

For term searches and specialty glossaries, please try the new GBK glossaries
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
Glossary-building KudoZ

This question was created by:

This question will remain open until an answer receives the required level of agreement from peers. Submission is still possible.

Summary of translations provided
3lažiranje polazne adrese elektronske pošte
Tomislav Patarčić


Translations offered

30 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
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  

Izraz "lažiranje" je upotrebljen jer nije uobičajen u IT sektoru pa je smanjena mogućnost zabune s drugim postupcima ili izrazima širih značenja.
Tomislav Patarčić
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in CroatianCroatian
PRO pts in category: 8
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search