Author: M Salman Nadeem

what is smishing

Social Engineering: What is Smishing?

Smishing is a social engineering attack using phishing techniques, but sent by text message instead of email. The name is a combination of SMS and phishing. In this post, you’ll...

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....

Tailgating definition

Social Engineering: What is Tailgating?

What is tailgating? Tailgating is a physical Social Engineering attack where someone seeks entry to a restricted area where they are not allowed to be. A definition of tailgating in...

Social Engineering What is Baiting

Social Engineering: What is baiting?

What is baiting? A “lucky winner” gets a free digital audio player. In fact, this offer compromises any computer it is plugged to – No so lucky huh !!  This...

Social Engineering: What is Phishing?

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is a kind of identity theft that is growing in popularity amongst hackers. By using fraudulent websites and false emails, fake phone calls, and whatnot – perpetrators attempt...

What is pretexting?

Social Engineering: What is Pretexting ?

Pretexting attack is a specific kind of social engineering focused on creating a good pretext, or a fabricated scenario, that scammers can use to trick their victim into giving up...