Top Social Engineering Tricks and How to Avoid Them

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How to protect yourself: It is important to be suspicious about what questions are being asked and to think about the information that a social engineer might attempt to obtain. For example, why would a salesman or a customer need to know a browser type or PDF viewer? Additionally, attachments should always be run through a virus scanner before being opened.

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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