|07 Nov 2013||#1|
| || |
Security's weakest link: Technology no match for social engineering
A security researcher says there is a 100-percent success rate any time pen-testing uses social engineering to target victims. Here are some of the techniques used.
Many of us in the security industry feel that the last couple of months have been a very busy time, centered primarily around the technological means that the NSA, along with other government agencies, are using to break security, get into our private networks, and read our data. We've also covered how criminals and other bad guys can harness that same technology to accomplish basically the same thing, but with a much more mundane goal typically to make money on the back of our own users. However, it's important to remember that most break-ins historically, and many still to this day, have nothing to do with technology. In fact they are carried out by people who rely primarily on the human factor, not devious code or malware creation. This is what the Social Engineer Capture the Flag contest is all about, and now the report about the latest version, which was held at DEF CON 21, has just been released.
|My System Specs|
|09 Nov 2013||#2|
| || |
Hmm mate reminds me of a English doco I watched last night where to set up an experiment they hacked a fellows phone so they became the "man in the middle" as they called it so that they could intercept any outgoing stuff stop it and reply with what they wanted him to hear.
Very scary stuff.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Security's weakest link: Technology no match for social engineering|
|Technology and social media. Helping social interactions or not?||Chillout Room|
|Worm Tries AutoRun, Then Social Engineering to Infect||Security News|
|How to find the weakest link in my system? Replacing HDD with SSD?||Performance & Maintenance|
|What's the weakest link in my system?||Hardware & Devices|
|IE8 Best at Stopping Social-Engineering Malware, Test Reports||Browsers & Mail|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 AM.