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Social Engineering Attacks

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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 set/ 

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




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 
select option 7: SMS spoofing attacks 

select the option no 1: Perform SMS spoofing attack 





select option no 1: SMS Attack single phone number 

Now enter the victim’s Phone-number 


select a template or use predefined templates  


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