Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them

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Social engineers are skilled at coercing information out of people and exploiting vulnerabilities. By stopping to think before any information is shared (even information that does not initially seem sensitive), and by remaining vigilant, it is possible to identify social engineers and avoid opening the organization up to security threats.

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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