A website (also written as web site) is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web. There are also private websites that can only be accessed on a private network, such as a company's internal website for its employees.
Websites are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, such as news, education, commerce, entertainment, or social networking. Hyperlinking between web pages guides the navigation of the site, which often starts with a home page.
Users can access websites on a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The software application used on these devices is called a web browser.
In more simple words, A site or website is a central location of web pages that are related and accessed by visiting the home page of the website using a browser. For example, the CYBER4ALL
website address URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is https://www.cyber4all.in . From our home page, you could get access to any of the web pages (like this one) contained on our website.
Website spoofing refers to fraudulent websites that masquerade as legitimate sites by copying the design of the website as well as in some cases utilizing a URL similar to the real site. This Technique is also known as "URL Spoofing". It requires similar URL and same design of the original site.A spoofed website will typically copy some or all of a legitimate website's fonts, colors and layout, as well as images and logos used on the site in order to make the spoofed site look as authentic as possible.
What's Behind Website Spoofing Attempts?
While some website spoofing serves to spread fake news or simply parody legitimate sites or stories, in more nefarious cases cybercriminals rely on website spoofing and other techniques like email spoofing to mislead consumers into sharing private details like credit card information or their social security number.
Website spoofing is a common problem that has doubled in the last year, resulting in $1.3 billion in losses, according to the 2019 Thales Access Management Index
Loss of victim's sensitive information.
A more sophisticated attack results in an attacker creating a "shadow copy" of the World Wide Web by having all of the victim's traffic go through the attacker's machine, causing the attacker to obtain the gain login and other personal information from users.
The spoof site gatheres names, addresses, login information, payment card details, and other data.
As an example of the use of this technique to parody an organisation, in November 2006 two spoof websites, www.msfirefox.com and www.msfirefox.net, were produced claiming that Microsoft had bought Firefox and released "Microsoft Firefox 2007."