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Re: Email address spoof
From: Brad Arlt <arlt () cpsc ucalgary ca>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 10:04:24 -0600

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 02:17:03PM -0500, Benny Late wrote:
Does anyone know of a good paper or source for an "user" explanation of 
email spoofing?  Need to explain to a group of users what is happneing and 
why?

http://www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/Help/internet/email/faq.php#forgedcpsc

You should be able to handle the user explination.  Email is just like
paper mail.  It is designed must like the postal system.  It just so
happens most of the time the speed involved makes it look like IM.

Explain that email is just like paper mail, then explain how this
would happen with paper mail.  Usually people grasp paper mail better
because they have actually wrote a letter (with headers) and filled
out an evelope, and dropped it off at the post office (the email
server).

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   __o          Bradley Arlt                    Security Team Lead
 _ \<_          arlt () cpsc ucalgary ca                University Of Calgary
(_)/(_)         Las hojas de coca no es droga.  Computer Science

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