Ask The Social Engineer

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Another interesting piece of news.  We were asked to write a column for net-security.org.  It was a “Ask the Social Engineer” type of column and we just heard it was very popular.  With thousands of hits on the article we are going to write more.

It also was printed in INSECURE Magazine as an added bonus.  The Article looks beautiful and is a nice read in either location.  Take a look on page 67 of the Nov Issue

Do you have questions you want answered from a social engineer, about social engineering or learning how to become a social engineer?  Send them in and we might just use yours for the next column.

Thanks

Liar, Liar your hands are on fire….?

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Probably one of the hottest topics for social engineers is how to detect who is lying and how to improve your ability to fool your targets. Today we picked two articles to discuss about this topic briefly.

Offensive Security Exploit Archive Online

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After a short and intense setup, we are ready to present the Offsec Exploit Archive. We’ve recreated the milw0rm database, updated it and are now accepting submissions. The purpose of the site is to provide researchers and security enthusiasts a repository of exploits, and when possible, the relevant affected software. We’ve started the party by Continue Reading >

Interrogation Tactics and Social Engineering

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When we decided to do the release of our first podcast we had many people who were skeptical about Interrogation and Social Engineering actually meshing.  Heck a lot of people where even sure if they could ever be tied in. Well we did it.  We found a willing participant, Matt Churchill.  He was not only Continue Reading >

How To Become A Social Engineer – Information Gathering

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It may be the opinion of some that “Social Engineering is just believing in your lie” or “SE is a matter of who is the best liar” and even “Social Engineering is a matter of just making up a believable story.” Some believe that social engineering is no more than smoke and mirrors and con’ing people. We thought we would reach out and try to dispel some of these myths by writing a small series of articles about this question. The series will be called “How To Become a Social Engineer”