Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

DNS spoofing

The act of breaching the trust relationship by assuming the Domain Name System (DNS) name of another system. This is usually accomplished by either corrupting the name service cache of a victim system or by compromising a Domain Name Server for a valid domain.