Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them

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Phony phone calls: Social engineers may approach an employee using unsolicited phone calls representing a person or a group that they may or may not know. One of the best ways to discourage these phone calls is to take down the phone number and offer to call them right back. A Google search on the phone number can verify whether it is valid and ensure that the phone number is not being “spoofed.”

Organizations and consumers alike need to be vigilant in protecting themselves against security threats, and it’s important to know what to look for. Social engineers are trained to deceive people into giving away access to confidential information, and they are being increasingly employed by organizations to uncover security vulnerabilities, which may come from unlikely sources. Peter Fellini, trained social engineer with Zensar Technologies, shares the top social engineering tricks and how to avoid them.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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