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A Quick Reco

Folks, a quick reading recommendation today. This article by Joan Goodchild describes and explains how the cyber-criminals try to trick us.

Social Engineering: Eight Common Tactics

Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick helped popularize the term ‘social engineering’ in the ’90s, but the simple idea itself (tricking someone into doing something or divulging sensitive information) has been around for ages. And experts say hackers today continue to steal password, install malware or grab profits by employing a mix of old and new tactics.

Here’s a refresher course on some of the most prevalent social engineering tricks used by phone, email and Web.” Click here to read.

February 26, 2009 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, hackers

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