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Definitions Edit

Masquerading is

  • "[o]ne entity [that] acquires the identity of another entity..[3]

Masquerading is

the process of one person assuming the identity of an authorized computer user by acquiring identifying items, knowledge, or characteristics.[4]

Overview Edit

"The aim of the attacker can be twofold: to draw benefit from the good reputation stolen and/or defame the reputation of the victim."[5]

References Edit

  1. Information Security: Federal Agencies Have Taken Steps to Secure Wireless Networks, but Further Actions Can Mitigate Risk, at 8.
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-19.
  3. Reputation-based Systems: A Security Analysis, at 13.
  4. Computer Crime: Criminal Justice Resource Manual, at 7.
  5. Reputation-based Systems: A Security Analysis, at 13.

See also Edit

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