Exclusive Interview with the Development team of BackTrack 4

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We invited the development team of BackTrack 4 to a special edition of our podcast. We fielded some questions through email and IRC and got deep and personal with the dev team.   If you want to get to know the BackTrack 4 team a little better then run over to the podcast page and hit up the podcast page for this special edition, exclusive interview.

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.

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 >