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Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them

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    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.

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Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them

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    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.