The top 5 ways to prevent IP spoofing

Friday, 9 June 2006, 12:44 PM EST

he term "spoofing" is generally regarded as slang, but refers to the act of fooling -- that is, presenting a false truth in a credible way. There are several different types of spoofing that occur, but most relevant to networking is the Internet Protocol (IP) spoof. Most types of spoofing have a common theme: a nefarious user transmits packets with an IP address indicating that the packets are originating from another, trusted machine.

At Computerworld.

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