Author: Audrey Duperron

Whaling social engineering

Social Engineering: What is Whaling ?

A whaling attack is a social engineering technique involving scam emails imitating senior individual messages to target high-ranking executives. As such, it’s a form of executive phishing, like spear phishing....

Banning encryption: why is it a poor idea?

Last year, leaks from the Council of the European Union revealed that the European Union was (again) considering banning encryption. More recently, the Belgian government planned to enact an oppressive...

What distinguishes instant messaging from email

What distinguishes instant messaging from email?

Obsolete, outdated, and even “dead”: with the rise of instant messaging applications, many media are predicting the demise of email. Email is considered time-consuming, stressful and is no longer part...

Learn to distinguish spear phishing

Spear phishing: What is it and how to prevent it

If you have read our posts related to social ingineering ploys (phishing, smishing, whaling and vishing), you already know that many kinds of scams are derived from phishing. But it’s...