Detect Device Spoofing
The ability to identify a device by readily accessible data such as the operating system, browser in use, and some of the hardware on the device, also known as machine fingerprinting, is an important tool for preventing fraudulent transactions. However, fraudsters have adapted their techniques to circumvent these technologies – and security solutions that rely on them.
GPS detect device spoofing is one such exploitation. In this attack, the geolocation module of an electronic device is deceived into reporting the wrong coordinates – which can result in navigation errors and potentially dangerous situations.
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IP spoofing is another example of a more advanced type of spoofing. In this attack, a hacker changes the IP address of a device to make it appear to be from a different location than it actually is.
Aside from the obvious impact on an attacker’s ability to evade network restrictions, IP spoofing can be used for a variety of other purposes. For instance, it can be used to bypass spam filters on email accounts or to distribute malware into previously safe environments.
Mobile emulators are popular tools for simulating the appearance of multiple devices. These programs can alter the graphics card, CPU processor, ISP, GPS data, hardware IDs like IMEI and platform IDs like Android ID, and even alter the make and model of a targeted device.
Another form of spoofing is by altering the device’s MAC (Media Access Control) address, which is the serial number that uniquely identifies each wireless interface from the factory. This can be done by hackers by exploiting a hardware driver vulnerability.