spoofing

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spoof

 (spo͞of)
n.
1. A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
2. A deception or ruse.
tr.v. spoofed, spoof·ing, spoofs
1. To do a spoof of; satirize.
2. To play a trick on; deceive.
3. Computers To assume or emulate the identity of (another user or device) in order to gain access to a system.

[After Spoof, name of a game involving trickery and nonsense invented by Arthur Roberts (1852-1933), British comedian.]

spoofing

n
(Computer Science) the act or an instance of impersonating another person on the internet or via email
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