Shmoo Con and Social-Engineer.org

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“Just got back from Shmoocon and it was a great experience. We would like to thank everyone for all the kind words that were said to us about social-engineer.org in general and the newsletter, podcast and framework specifically. It was very humbling to see how much everyone appreciates what we have put together. Thanks everyone.

While we were there, Shawn Moyer and Tom Eston were kind enough to drop by the podcast where we spoke to them about putting information that has been gathered on targets to use. It was a great podcast and we really appreciate Shawn and Tom’s expertise on the topic. Be sure to check it out, we think you will find it is one of our best.

Also wanted to make sure everyone was aware the newest newsletter has been posted online, so if you did not see it yet be sure to take a look. And consider signing up if you have not already done so.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all soon at Defcon.

The Importance of Information Gathering

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Our friend and contributor Matt was kind enough to put into writing a few stories from his law enforcement days. This excellent example shows how important it is to pay attention to the little details when information gathering. Sometimes the littlest details can make or break the story…..

Social Engineering in the news

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It brings to light some very interesting facts…. malicious social engineers are looking at what is “bothering” people and then offering information and/or solutions if “you just click here.” Everything from money help for the economic woes people are experiencing right down to cures for the H1N1 Virus. It makes a further valid point, that the users are the ones who are to blame.

Ask The Social Engineer

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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.

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.