Definitions Edit

Impersonation involves:

[p]retending to be someone else and sending or posting material to get that person in trouble, put them in danger or to damage their reputation or friendships.[1]
[a] process by which a Web application assumes the identity of a particular user and thus gains all the privileges to which that user is entitled.[2]

References Edit

  1. European Network and Information Security Agency, Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks 16 (Nov. 14, 2007) (full-text).
  2., GIS Glossary (full-text).

See also Edit

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