For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Social engineering is the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery for information gathering or computer system access and in most cases the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victim.

For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by the_scalper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:36 am
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Please pick up the book authored by Kevin Mitnick. Its called the Art of Deception, he has some other ones too and they're very good. In The Art Of Deception he explains Social Engineering using real stories (names,etc. changed for obvious reasons). And please just do some research and know what Social Engineering is before you attempt to talk about it.
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by godofcereal on Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:39 am
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That would be aimed at my post correct?
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by anonHacker on Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:54 am
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It's not that great.

If you don't know shit about it though, then sure, hit it up.
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by godofcereal on Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:14 am
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Well i never said it was ment to be good. And if we hit up every post that wasnt great the Nzone would be half full with us having a go at them
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by ImToast on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:20 am
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I don't see the point in Social engineering in my opinion.
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by stochastic-lies on Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:36 pm
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ImToast wrote:I don't see the point in Social engineering in my opinion.


Social engineering is an exceptionally dangerous "tool" when one can use it correctly. Think how stupid some people are. The biggest vulnerability in security is generally the human. Why not exploit a system from its weakest link, rather than spending twice as long using a much longer method to get whatever you want?
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by anonHacker on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:12 pm
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ImToast wrote:I don't see the point in Social engineering in my opinion.

Because it's easier to talk someone into opening a hole for you than to actually search for and exploit one yourself. The greatest security vulnerability is human stupidity.
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by the_scalper on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:11 pm
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Yeah I wouldn't say its the best thing ever written, but it is an exceptional introduction and it uses real stories to demonstrate Social Engineering.
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by myhexhax on Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:22 pm
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ImToast wrote:I don't see the point in Social engineering in my opinion.

Why are you on these forums if not to exploit? :[
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Re: For the REAL skinny on social engineering...

Post by godofcereal on Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:56 am
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myhexhax wrote:
ImToast wrote:I don't see the point in Social engineering in my opinion.

Why are you on these forums if not to exploit? :[

Now thats the real question.
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