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'''Masking''' is a method of concealing a segment of [[data]] when [[display]]ed.
 
'''Masking''' is a method of concealing a segment of [[data]] when [[display]]ed.
   
== E-mail ==
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=== E-mail ===
   
'''Masking''' [[email address]]es involves altering the [[email address|address]] to make it understandable to the [[recipient]] but confusing to [[automated]] [[harvesting]] [[software]]. Fir instance, masking could involve writing out the words “at, “dot, and “com” (or other [[Top-level domain]]) and separate each segment of the [[email address]] with spaces. For example, using this masking technique, the unmasked [[email address]] “johndoe@ftc.gov” would appear in its masked version as “johndoe at ftc dot gov.
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'''Masking''' [[email address]]es involves altering the [[email address|address]] to make it understandable to the [[recipient]] but confusing to [[automated]] [[harvesting]] [[software]]. For instance, masking could involve writing out the words "at," "dot," and "com" (or other [[Top-level domain]]) and separate each segment of the [[email address]] with spaces. For example, using this masking technique, the unmasked [[email address]] "johndoe@ftc.gov" would appear in its masked version as "johndoe at ftc dot gov."
 
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Revision as of 07:30, 7 March 2014

Definitions

Data

Masking is a method of concealing a segment of data when displayed.

E-mail

Masking email addresses involves altering the address to make it understandable to the recipient but confusing to automated harvesting software. For instance, masking could involve writing out the words "at," "dot," and "com" (or other Top-level domain) and separate each segment of the email address with spaces. For example, using this masking technique, the unmasked email address "johndoe@ftc.gov" would appear in its masked version as "johndoe at ftc dot gov."