Episode 330: Hacks vs a Spoof

Show Summary

Rob Cairns talks about the difference between a Hack and a Spoof.

Show Highlights:

  1. What is a Hack?
  2. What is a Spoof?
  3. What is the difference between the two.

Show Notes

Hey everybody, Rob here. I’m the founder, CEO and Chief Creator of Amazing Ideas at Stunning Digital marketing.

In this podcast I talk about what the difference on Facebook between your spoof and a hack is. You really want to pay attention because these are two terms that most people mess up and don’t understand. Grab a drink, sit back, relax and enjoy the quick show. This podcast is brought to you by stunning digital marketing, the digital marketing agency for all your business needs. We are also your WordPress security experts, having over 14 years of experience locking down, backing up, and protecting WordPress websites. Go to stunningdigitalmarketing.com for more info or stunning digitalmarketing.info for links to everywhere we can be found on the web. Hey everybody, Rob Karens here. Founder, CEO and chief. Creator of amazing ideas, that stunning digital marketing. In today’s podcast, I really wanted to talk about the difference between spoof and hack, and this is in Facebook connotation. So where this discussion came up is that a good friend of mine on the weekend who had his Facebook account spoofed? And we’ll get into definitions. And he kept running around saying ohh, I’ve been hacked. Well, no, not really. So let’s break these terms down, see. Understand the difference. A hack means somebody gained unauthorized access to your account. They either managed to get the password or hacked the password, or get into your account. However, they managed to get into. Spoof very simply means somebody made their account or a account to look like your account. So what they did was typically when somebody spoofs your Facebook account, they go to your profile, they scrape the picture, they scrape the data. And then you create a look alike account, and you say, why would somebody do this? The reality of the reason they do this. Is so that they can gain your trust and possibly gain other information such as banking information, financial, financial assistance and more. So that’s a spoof. They went and they copied the information and made it look like account. And as I said, a hack. Is more a. They got access to your account, so let’s learn this and get these terms straight when we’re talking and saying we need help because there is a big difference and it’s two terms that people miss. Guide themselves and don’t realize the meaning of. That’s a spoof versus a hack when it comes to Facebook, Rob Cairns CEO’s at stunning Digital Marketing have a great day. Bye bye for now.


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