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Thursday, July 30, 2009

What is email forging???

Email forging allows an attacker to disguise the source of an email and send it to the victim. Most attackers use this technique to fool the victim into believing that somebody else has send the particular email.
The SMTP protocol makes it extremely easy for an attacker to send forged emails to a remote user.
Typically an attacker carries out email forging by following steps:

1) Start Command Prompt and type the following command-
c:/>telnet 25 or c:/>telnet 25
example:- c:/>telnet 25
The above command opens a telnet connection to the specified remote mail server on port-25. Where port-25 is the default SMTP port on which outgoing mail daemon runs.

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