I know what you are thinking, “the Def Con 25 bus just finished running us over, it’s not possibly time for Def Con 26 is it?” My answer to you is, “yes, yes it is.” Not only is it time, but Def Con 26 prep has been in full force. The competitions are prepared, the […]
Identity thieves are phishing and pilfering your personally identifiable information (PII). Identity fraud reached a record high in 2017 with 16.7 million U.S. victims (an increase of 8 percent over 2016) and $16.8 billion dollars stolen. What can you do to safeguard your PII in 2018? Let’s take a look at three methods criminals are […]
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 […]