NOTE: The information in this article is for use during a professional pen testing audit ONLY and not for illegal purposes. Each reader will need to be aware of their locations and legal boundaries in regards to the tactics mentioned within. A penetration tester is a person who tests for vulnerabilities or unauthorized access to […]
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Attackers might use social engineering because it consistently works. There is no patch for an untrained user or even an experienced security professional who forgets, in the heat of the moment, to follow what they have been taught. Social Engineering is the Path of Least Resistance Social engineering is the path of least resistance. A […]
How is social engineering defined? We define social engineering this way. “Any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interest”. Our primary focus in this framework is malicious social engineering, however, both positive and malicious aspects of social engineering implement the same principles. With […]
How have the Chinese been so successful at ravaging U.S. government and corporate secrets? The answer, according to Mandiant, is Social Engineering.
As you can see, with company’s lackadaisical attitudes toward protecting your data, dumpster diving can reap huge rewards.
We will continue to see Social Engineering used in attacks because it is cheap and extremely effective
In This Issue: “A Primer on Priming.” Priming is placing your target into your desired frame of mind before you attempt to persuade them. Priming can be the difference between a successful Social Engineering attack and epic failure.
The last four days were a hardcore look at social psychology. After the students received the information and skills necessary to be a professional social engineer, it was time to put that skill to use