Social Engineering and Facebooks Privacy Rules

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Social Engineers have a field day when it comes to any social media site that is talking about security. If you read the news at all, you have heard about Facebook’s recent barrage of security announcements and the feelings many have on their “security”.

Social-Engineer.org on FBI Access in Lower Merion Web Cam Scandal

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“Since the Government has not agreed to immunize all students and their parents from prosecution for criminality that could possibly be depicted in the data collected, and since it is conceded that the data collected by LMSD, a government entity, was illegally obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, there is concern that the Government will target, or worse prosecute, students and parents based upon the illegally obtained evidence.”

The US 2010 Census may lead to increase in Social Engineer Attacks

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Even armed with this knowledge there are some things we must be aware of to avoid falling prey to a scam that can lead to identity theft. It is not private knowledge that 100 million surveys are being sent this week. You know it, I know it and all malicious scammers and social engineers know it too. Be aware of these attacks

Maltego 3 Leaked – A Social Engineers Dream

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The guys at Paterva are at it again. The tool that we all know and love, Maltego, has taken massive leaps into the future of information harvesting. The Paterva crew gave about 9 people in the world access to the new and MASSIVELY improved Maltego 3. I quickly installed it and after a few uses I forgot all about Maltego 2….

Stealing Credentials via Social Engineering

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The main objective was to compromise someone’s existing password which would provide ongoing opportunities to access all sorts of company systems in a stealth mode.

This exercise demonstrates what can be accomplished by an attacker, potentially an insider threat, in a very short period of time through non-technical means, mainly a telephone.