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Social Engineering, ploys and countermeasures

GamerzPedia: "Social Engineering is a reality and social engineers are one of the most clever creatures on earth. Gamerzpedia has written a detailed article about social engineering, the tactics used by social engineers, and the countermeasures by which you can protect yourself from social engineers."

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Syko1799d ago (Edited 1799d ago )

The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick is a book dedicated to this subject, and a hell of a read.

Sidenote - If you don't know who Kevin Mitnick is...Get off my Internets.

Bil1799d ago

Totally agree, Kevin was one hell of a genius.

fatstarr1799d ago

Kevin Mitnick is a Legend!

in my freshman year my computer teacher kicked me out for respecting him so much.

fatstarr1799d ago

Dont trust anyone quite simply. But I do love social engineering.

http://stophcommerce.com/ to this day this is my favorite site for learning the consequences.

GrumpyVeteran1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

I've done social engineering in the past, actually used a lot in online games to get myself (virtual) cash. Usually the stuff I ended up doing was breaking the Terms of Use of the game(s) but there you go, people are gullible.