In This Issue: “Hi, It’s Your Bank Calling.” You receive a call and it’s a local number or it’s the phone number of your bank, should you answer it or let go to voicemail?
Content tagged: elicitation
In This Issue: “Manufacturing Emotion: Using Emotional Connections in Elicitation.” Dr. Ekman identified 7 basic universal emotions. Each is tied to the way we react to situations and stimuli. Find out how this can be used by professional social engineers.
There are a variety of physical methods for information gathering. Some require very little equipment and others require high-tech gear. The one thing these methods have in common is that they can not be done from a remote location. You have to be on-site and in-person. This means that pretexting, the principles of influence, and […]
In This Issue: “Gaining Access – A New Way of Thinking at APSE.” Get an inside look into the 5 day APSE course designed and written by Chris Hadnagy.
In This Issue: “A Request By Any Other Name.” Sometimes the quickest route to a goal isn’t to come at it head-on. Find out how social engineers use the the power of social cognition to curate favorable context.
We have released the fifth annual Social-Engineer Capture the Flag Report, compiled from the Social-Engineer Capture the Flag competition at DEF CON 22.
In This Issue: “A burger, please….extra fat…
Framing and the Social Engineer.” You might think that facts are facts. Find out why context does matter.
Obligation has to do with actions one feels they need to take due to some sort of social, legal, or moral requirement, duty, contract, or promise. In the context of social engineering, obligation is closely related to reciprocation but is not limited to it. This can be as simple as holding an outer door for someone […]