Since the election of the current US president, many news agencies have discussed the possibility of social engineering being used as part of targeted influence campaigns and how they may have affected voters during the 2016 election.
Ninety percent of organizations feel vulnerable to insider threats. That alarming statistic was recently published in the annual Insider Threat Report released by Crowd Research Partners. The survey respondents are almost equally worried about malicious insiders (47%) as they are accidental insiders (51%). Recognizing and responding to the risk posed by insider threats is essential. […]
It is that time of year again – DEF CON is only a mere 7 months away. It is time to start setting up for the SECTF and the SE Speeches in the SEVillage. Do you think you have what it takes to get in the glass booth of doom (some have called it that) […]
It’s hard to believe that Social-Engineer.org (SEORG) has been hosting the SECTF event for the past eight years. From small beginnings in 2010 the SECTF has grown into one of the most anticipated events at the SEVillage.
Malicious attackers are tireless as they search for personal and professional information; and they want it all. That information provides attackers with the knowledge needed to coordinate an approach that will elicit the right emotional response to achieve the desired compromise or breach. Where are they finding all this information? Let’s take a look at […]
2017 proved to be a huge year for Social-Engineer. Complete with 2 (you read that right) SE Capture the Flags. This means our report this year is compiled from data from both of the SECTF’s. Hundreds of hours of analysis and hundreds of pieces of data all put together for the first mutli-SECTF Annual report. […]
Back in March we talked about Adobe’s Project VoCo which could recreate someone’s speech with only twenty minutes of recorded dialogue. Now just a few months later, Lyrebird claims it can recreate any voice with just one minute of recorded speech! Lyrebird also says it can make that speech have any intonation or emotion, from […]
It’s been 3 weeks (give and take a few days) since DEF CON 25. As a team we’ve been living on copious amounts of caffeine and DayQuil, working through our ConFlu. Now that the fevers have lowered we have finally put ourselves together enough to start reliving all the amazing moments we had at DEF […]
What does that Fitbit, that you are wearing on your wrist to track your steps, have in common with smartphones, automobiles, medical devices, anti-theft devices, and drones? Give up?…. micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers. These little devices are being used in cell phones for step counters, user interface control, switching between portrait and landscape mode, […]
Most of you have heard about cookies on the internet, but Web Beacons take tracking your browsing habits a step further. Web Beacons (aka: Tracking Pixels, Web Bugs, and Tracking Beacons) are mainly used by marketers to track how well an email, advertisement, or article is being received by their audience. Usually these 1×1 pixel […]