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 and the fall of this disability fraudster who posted incriminating video of himself online. (Hint: Skip to :41 for great dancing.) (Pro Tip: Do not make yourself a tin foil hat.)

The man in the video had reportedly been collecting disability benefits for almost 20 years before he was exposed. Considering the almost taunting video post, it’s probably safe to say that he had grown overconfident in his abilities to maintain his scam; as well as his ability to dance cool. Or maybe Steppenwolf just does that to him.

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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 >

Social-Engineer and DEF CON 21

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Did anyone get the number of that Mack Truck that hit us? – Someone said Black Hat & DEF CON  was on the front grill…. Social-Engineer has again taken Vegas by storm and we know some of our readers couldn’t make it out there to be with us, so we wanted to take some time Continue Reading >