Thursday, 28 January 2016

10 social engineering exploits your users should be aware of

Hackers know your network security might be their toughest route to getting at your data. So they turn to other means... such as social engineering (SE). SE is a nontechnical method of intrusion that relies on human interaction to trick users into handing over the keys to the kingdom. Unfortunately, it works—and it works well. In fact, SE is one of the biggest threats to your company security.

What should you be on the lookout for? Here are 10 common SE ploys you and your users need to know about.

1: The familiarity exploit
2: The information exploit
3: The new hire exploit
4: The interview exploit
5: The hostile exploit
6: The body language exploit
7: The blind date exploit
8: The consultant exploit
9: The piggyback exploit
10: The tech talk exploit

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