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Eight Common Cybercriminal Tactics

Folks, a quick reading recommendation today. This article by Joan Goodchild describes and explains how the cyber-criminals try to trick us into clicking on links and/or revealing our personal information. Forewarned is forearmed, so learn to spot these ruses now…

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.

See how many you recognize.

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  1. TechPaul,

    Is it not amazing to what degree the cybercriminal will resort to scam people. The old saying, “believe nothing and VERIFY everything”. Don’t let your guard down!

    Nice Read…



    Comment by Ramblinrick | October 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Rick,
      There’s also, “if it’s too good to be true, it isn’t”…

      Yes.. the Art of the con. Been around forever..

      Thanks, Rick.


      Comment by techpaul | October 28, 2009 | Reply

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