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27 January, 23:37

Your friend Kayla calls you and says "Don't open the email you received from my email account! Something is wrong with my computer. I didn't send it, but a number of friends told me they received a weird email from me." You and Kayla are dealing with a common risk associated with electronic communication. What might be happening?

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  1. 28 January, 00:37
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    Answer: spoofing or phishing

    Explanation: Spoofing is the act of concealing, as a known, reliable source, a communication from an anonymous source. Spoofing can be extended to emails, phone calls, and websites, or may be more sophisticated, such as an IP address spoofing device, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) or Domain Name System (DNS) server.

    Fraudulent sending of emails by reputable companies to force individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

    Hence from the above we can conclude that the given case relates to spoofing or phishing.
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