Celebrity Hacking – Was iCloud the culprit?

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It seems like you can’t turn on the news right now and see the story about the celeb’s getting hacked.  Chris was even asked to speak about it with Fox Business Network.

There are a lot of sensational reports about how this “hack” occurred, but lets just sit and think for a minute.  In the past, umm, lets just say forever years, we have been told numerous time that weak passwords, silly security questions and sharing too much info publicly just don’t mix.  This sad but true fact is still as important today as ever, maybe even more so.

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DEF CON 22 – Are You Ready?

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Are you ready for blistering 115-degree heat, the never-ending press of black t-shirts, and fast-talking social engineers? Then you, my friend, are ready for DEF CON 22! Social-Engineer.Org have so much goodness to tell you about. First, let’s start with the Social Engineering Village. This will be our second year at running SE fun and Continue Reading >

The Social Engineering Infographic

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Social engineering. We can remember a time when typing that into a search engine lead to almost no return. Maybe some “free burger” videos or the like, but nothing about security. Jump forward to the present day and Social engineering is more than just “free burgers”, it is a vector used in over 66% of Continue Reading >

Victory Nonverbal

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Social engineers and psychologists may specialize in recognizing nonverbal cues but they have never won a Super Bowl with their skills. Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks secondary did exactly that. By decoding some of the hand signals Peyton Manning used in Super Bowl XLVIII to communicate with his receivers, the Seahawks gained an advantage over Continue Reading >

SECTF at DEF CON 22 – TAG TEAMS

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Wait?  Is it really that time again?  No, it can’t be.  I mean didn’t we just leave DEF CON, like what… five minutes ago?  (checks watch) Nope, its that time folks.  DEF CON will be upon us like a crazed starving vulture picking apart our brains and leaving us in heaps of sleepless, unshowered, prehuman Continue Reading >

Social-Engineer.Org – Reborn and Recreated

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It was almost 5 years ago that we launched the social-engineer.org site.  Honestly folks, if you had asked me to predict what would come of it my wildest dreams would not have lead me to this.  Almost 5 years, 2 books, a number of worldwide trainings, a company and much more later it was time Continue Reading >

Unmasking The Social Engineer – Released!

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I literally found just a few minutes before my next plane ride.. no, really I’m not kidding.  We have been busy little social engineers.  Last year was a year of growth, exploration and mental expansion. I am finally getting a chance to let everyone know that the book has been released. Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Continue Reading >