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.

spoofing

A technique used by an intruder to gain unauthorized network access to a computer system or network by forging known network credentials. IP spoofing is a common method for intruders to gain unauthorized network access to a computer systems or network.