Social Engineering Attacks

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Q: Ryan works as a programmer. Ordinarily, Ryan utilizes the company’s work-from-home setup and only comes into the office on Wednesdays. On one particular Wednesday, after being yelled at by his immediate supervisor for procrastination, he took a little time to jot down the usernames and passwords of coworkers as they entered into the system (he was able to view this information on their computer monitors). Which of the below social engineering attacks did he just perform?


a. Authorization by third party

b. Shoulder surfing

c. Important user posing

d. Dumpster diving

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