Spoofing is a kind of computer virus attack where a person steals the details of a legitimate user and acts as another user. It is a kind of identity theft. This type of attack is generally used to breach security of big systems or to steal sensitive information of users.
Phishing is a kind of social engineering attack where a person steals the sensitive information of user in a fraud manner by disguising as a legitimate person.
Following are the important difference between Spoofing and Phishing.
|1||Definition||Spoofing is an identity theft where a person is trying to use the identity of a legitimate user.||Phishing is where a person steals the sensitive information of user like bank account details.|
|2||Category||Spoofing can be phishing in part.||Phishing is not a part of spoofing.|
|3||Way||For Spoofing, someone has to download a malicious software in user's computer.||Phishing is done using social engineering.|
|4||Purpose||Spoofing is done to get a new identity.||Phishing is done to get confidential information.|
|5||Examples||IP Scoofing, Email Scoofing, URL Scoofing.||Phone Phishing like asking OTP or getting bank account details, Clone phishing.|