Social Media: How to Keep Yourself Safe

Human beings are social animals. We like to stay connected with friends, family and even workmates via social media. It is very rare to come across someone that does not have some sort of online presence. We share photos of what we just had for lunch, videos of beautiful vacations or even just a status update on how bored we are today. There is really no limit to what we can post. Just because…

Protect Yourself from Social Media  Scams

Technology and social platforms allow us to connect like never before and change how we communicate and interact as societies. We live in a world where toddlers can navigate smartphones better than their grandparents. Before, we read the morning newspaper; now, one of the first things we do when we wake up is check our social media accounts. This is our new way of staying connected to the world.…

Social Media – Don’t Get Burned By Overexposure

Malicious attackers are tireless as they search for personal and professional information; and they want it all. Indeed, information provides attackers with the knowledge they need to coordinate an approach eliciting a specific emotional response. Their goal?  To achieve a compromise or breach. Where are they finding all of this personal and professional information? Let’s take a look at one…

The Beat of Social Media Engineering

Secarma recently discovered article about an API tool called “The Beat” from Rutgers University seemed to be one of the more interesting uses of social media information. The Beat links geo information embedded within Instagram images to Google Streetview. This is then made searchable using tags from Instagram. APIs and information gathering was covered in the Social Engineer Podcast 039. On…

Episode 031 – Profiling People with Social Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCS8gf4FIjA Being able to build a successful profile is an essential tool for a social engineer.  There are tools out there that specialize in gathering and detailing information on targets.  What about social media?  Chris Sumner helps us to use social media to build effective profiles on our targets Release Date Feb 13 2012 Download Episode 031 Profiling…

Ep. 054 – Social Engineering Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSiI3XL2ys White Canvas Group is a small collection of social media geniuses.  We are talking with their front man, Chris Dufour about how social media is being and can be engineered for the good, the bad and the ugly. Feb 10, 2014 Download Ep. 054 - Social Engineering Media1770391408024ad46}

My First Three Years in the Social Engineering World

As I enter my fourth year in the social engineering world, I have been reflecting on what I’ve learned so far. A million different things go through my mind, from setting up phishing campaigns, to how you need to wear steel-toed boots while dumpster diving. But what stands out most are the lessons I’ve learned from those around me. I’ve learned so much from my mentors, peers, and students. This…

A Peek into a Professional Social Engineering Team

What do an ASL interpreter, web developer, professional actor, billing coordinator, and a call center employee all have in common? I promise this isn’t the beginning to a terrible joke. The bridge that links us is our current jobs; we are all now professional social engineers (SE). How did our paths converge? Join me as we take a peek into a professional social engineering team! We will ask them…