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Reaction to Social Engineering Indicative of Cybersecurity Culture

During COVID-19, threat actors used fear of the virus and hope of a vaccine to trick unwitting victims into downloading malware or giving up their credentials. It was a master class in social engineering, one that put an organization’s security posture at risk. Social engineering attacks like phishing take advantage of an employee’s awareness of […]

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What is Social Engineering?

Harden the human firewall against the most current threats Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire―why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned […]

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Skype ‘spoofing vulnerabilities’ are a haven for social engineering attacks

Microsoft doesn’t feel the bugs are important enough to fix immediately, although one researcher disagrees Several purported security flaws in Skype have been disclosed publicly, but Microsoft claims they do not need “immediate security servicing”. On February 2, researcher “mr.d0x,” also known as “TheCyberSecurityTutor”, publicly disclosed a “plague” of spoofing vulnerabilities in the Microsoft-owned remote […]

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You CAN Stop Stupid

You CAN Stop Stupid: Stopping Losses from Accidental and Malicious Actions: Winkler Ira, Celaya Brown, Dr. Tracy You CAN Stop Stupid: Stopping Losses from Accidental and Malicious Actions [Winkler Ira, Celaya Brown, Dr. Tracy] You CAN Stop Stupid: Stopping Losses from Accidental and Malicious Actions. The Twitter Hack and their “explanation” definitely showed why Ira’s […]

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Social Engineering Red Flags

Social Engineering Red Flags 22 Social Engineering Red Flags We recommend EVERYONE to review the 22 social engineering red flags to watch out for in any email. It might be a good idea to print out this PDF and pass it along to family, friends, and coworkers. Remember to always think before you click!  Subscribe […]

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Social Engineering: An essential book and must have competency

Chris Hadnagy has a website on the topic of Social Engineering and assisted in developing Social Engineering Toolkit (SET). This topic and knowledge apply to every person who keep sensitive information and organization who want to protect private information leakage into public domain via people. If you are interested in knowing the art of social […]

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CIA Mind Control Operation MK-ULTRA PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE

“MK-ULTRA” PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE CIA Mind Control Operation MK-ULTRA PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE . Mirrored. Documentary: The Most Dangerous Game. Interesting documentary on brainwashing and psychological warfare. CIA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ATYYqIrSI8 Psychological Warfare (WWII Era Reprint) Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare Ideas as Weapons: Influence and Perception in Modern Warfare Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: […]

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Facebook Account Hack: Spam 80,000 friends

by Sandy Sidhu Social media is hot. 140 characters is the way to communicate these days and it’s not unusual to hear someone say, “I have 3000 friends.” We often hear about the success stories, but what about the unsuccessful ones? Take Jonathan Emile, a Montreal-based hip-hop artist, who has made his living building a […]

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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

“Social engineering” as an act of psychological manipulation was popularized by hacker-turned-consultant Kevin Mitnick Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Christopher Hadnagy, Author The first book to reveal and dissect the technical aspect of many social engineering maneuvers From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and […]

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