Sniffer vs Spoofing - What's the difference?

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In computing|lang=en terms the difference between sniffer and spoofing

is that sniffer is (computing) a mechanism for intercepting and logging network traffic while spoofing is (computing) phishing.

As nouns the difference between sniffer and spoofing

is that sniffer is (informal) one who sniffs while spoofing is the action of the verb to spoof .

As a verb spoofing is

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sniffer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (informal) One who sniffs.
  • (informal) The nose.
  • (computing) A mechanism for intercepting and logging network traffic.
  • Derived terms

    * packet sniffer * petrol sniffer * sniffer dog * sniffer plane ----

    spoofing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb to spoof .
  • (computing) A method of attacking a computer program, in which the program is modified so as to appear to be working normally when in reality it has been modified with the purpose to circumvent security mechanisms.
  • (computing) Phishing.