Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them-3 Next

Browser information: Social engineers can do a lot of damage with what may seem like harmless information, such as the type of browser or PDF viewer being used. These two pieces of information can allow a skilled penetration tester to create and craft a targeted attack on this person. This could be a browser exploit or a specially crafted PDF that, when opened, executes malicious code.

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

 
More Slideshows

IT security careers The Most In-Demand Security Jobs and How to Get Them

Security professionals are in demand right now, and entry-level security jobs generally fall into either an engineer or analyst role. Find out more about required skills and career paths. ...  More >>

142x105itbeusasecurity2.jpg 9 Predictions for Cybersecurity’s Role in Government and Politics in 2017

Experts predict how cybersecurity will affect and involve our government, policies and politics in 2017. ...  More >>

Shadow IT Security How Risky Behaviors Hurt Shadow IT Security

Examine some of the concerns involving shadow IT security and some of the riskiest behaviors, applications and devices. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.