Social Engineering

This module discusses Social Engineering and covers the following topics:
  • What is Social Engineering?
Social engineering is a way of manipulating people so that attackers can be more successful with less effort when hacking computers or stealing information -- it exploits the flaws in people's actions, habits, customs, and laziness.
  • Phishing
Phishing comes in the form of mass Emails, phone calls, letters, or instant messages sent with the intent to deceive you and/or obtain Personally Identifiable Information. In this lesson you will examine phishing Emails and learn what to do and what not to do if you receive one.
  • Pretexting (Impersonation)
This can happen in person, over the phone, or via Email or regular mail. Impersonation techniques are used to gain information or access.
  • Baiting
This happens when someone leaves a device (mouse, flash drive, CD) in plain sight hoping someone will use it. The device has malware that will give the attacker access to the target computer or network.
  • Piggybacking.
  • Best practices to mitigate social engineering.
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Module 3 – Social Engineering
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