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By: chiheb chebbi
December 22, 2015

Social Engineering Attacks

By: chiheb chebbi
December 22, 2015
chiheb chebbis profile image
By: chiheb chebbi
December 22, 2015

 

Social Engineering:  

Social Engineering is the art of hacking humans.It i refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or giving up confidential information. 

Social engineering is  based on  cognitive biases  

Wikipedia Definition: "Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a "standard of rationality" or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics." 

 

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) 

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) was created and written by the founder of TrustedSec. It is an open-source Python-driven tool aimed at penetration testing around Social-Engineering. SET has been presented at large-scale conferences including Blackhat, DerbyCon, Defcon, and ShmooCon. With over two million downloads, SET is the standard for social-engineering penetration tests and supported heavily within the security community. 

 

To Download SET: git clone https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit/ set/ 

Or if you are using Kali Linux you don't need to. 

 
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SMS Spoofing: 

 

This is an amazing and improved feature that has made many security professionals think.  

Open the command line Terminal and type:  SET 

 
Select Social Engineering Attack 
 
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select option 7: SMS spoofing attacks 
 
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select the option no 1: Perform SMS spoofing attack 
 
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select option no 1: SMS Attack single phone number 
 
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Now enter the victim’s Phone-number 

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select a template or use predefined templates  

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Now  from here you can choose the android emulator or use your SMS accounts
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