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 the Bronco’s offense. Sherman admitted he also got some help from anonymous player sources prior to the game who had advice concerning Manning’s audible and hot route tendencies. In a hyper-competitive league like the NFL everything that can give a player an edge is always being sought. 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 >

The Humorous Side to Info Gathering

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Information is the crux of any social engineering engagement. It merits then that we talk bout Info Gathering often.  It just so happens that at times there are stories in the news that highlight what happens when people are overconfident and post dumb things online. Overconfidence has led to military and political defeats, huge professional sports upsets Continue Reading >

Social-Engineer in 2014

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I want to start off this newsletter with a thank you.  Five years ago when we started our little website, blog, newsletter and podcast we never knew it would turn into what it has today.  Recently, we have had some nice growth and for the last few months you have been enjoying some great newsletters Continue Reading >

Identity Theft and the Student

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Think you’re safe because you’re an upstanding citizen and don’t engage in risky online behaviors? Think again. Two identity thieves recently attempted to cheat  over one hundred Emory University graduates after stealing their identities and obtaining loans using the stolen information.

Winning at the SECTF

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About a year or so ago when Social-Engineer ran a poll asking the public who they thought would be better as a Social-Engineer, this is how the public voted.  Women won hands down.  We set out to see if that was true with the first ever Men Vs Women SECTF at Def Con 20 – Continue Reading >