Social Engineering

Social Engineering news, information, and how-to advice

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Interview with a Craigslist scammer

Ever wondered what motivates people who swindle others on Craigslist? Read on for a fascinating look into the mind of a small-time criminal

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Companies pay out billions to fake-CEO email scams

In the U.S. alone, victims have lost $960 million to the schemes over the past three years, according to new data from the FBI

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8 reasons why your security awareness program sucks

Most awareness programs are just very bad and, like with all security countermeasures, there will be an inevitable failing

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Enterprises fall behind on protecting against phishing, detecting breaches

The ninth annual Verizon Data Breach Report had bad news on multiple fronts

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5 tips for defending against advanced persistent threats

APTs are increasing in occurrence and severity, as are the costs associated with protecting businesses adequately from. Is your organization prepared?

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4 tech nightmares keeping IT leaders up at night

From data breaches to social engineering, there’s plenty to keep tech types tossing and turning

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Denial Syndrome: Users don’t think they'll get hacked

People who spend a good portion of their personal and professional lives online say they care about security and privacy. But most of them don’t act like it

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7 signs your network is being hacked

Comprehensive awareness training for your company’s employees should prevent these scenarios from taking down your network

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Train your users to beat phone scams

'Press 1 to hand us the family jewels' works more often than you might think. A little training can stop this sort of social engineering

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Beware the holiday scams coming to your email inbox

Every year, someone falls for something that's too good to be true. Make sure your users are up to date on the latest social engineering scams this holiday season

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'Tis the season ... of malware

Every year cyber criminals find the time to give out holiday malware, so look out for these pieces of malware coal

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Fake LinkedIn profiles lure unsuspecting users

Hackers create fictional people on LinkedIn to engage in industrial espionage and social engineering attacks

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Get real about user security training

Do you despair that users will never learn to avoid stupid security mistakes that compromise your organization? Maybe you're not spending enough time and effort on training

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Security best practices for users is your first line of defense

End-users are woefully unprepared to deal with phishing scams, social engineering schemes that are the cause of a lot of breaches

How to stick it to Craigslist scammers

Now for something completely different: Here's how to avoid getting scammed on Craigslist and have fun in the process

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4 positive predictions for security in 2015

Sick of the constant drumbeat of data breaches and destructive exploits? There's no magic bullet, but these four measures may help in the coming year

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