Tagged: Social Engineering

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Social Engineering: What is a whaling attack?

A whaling attack is a form of phishing attack aimed at high-profile executives. By impersonating a highly-ranked professional, cybercriminals try to trick their victims into doing unfavourable actions. They usually...

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...

Definition of Pretexting and examples

WHAT IS PRETEXTING?  Pretexting is another form of social engineering where attackers focus on creating a good pretext, or a fabricated scenario, that they can use to try stealing their...

Protecting your devices when traveling

Even the most privacy-conscious among us encounter various security threats when travelling. Unless your laptop is inside a Zero Halliburton briefcase handcuffed to your wrist, it’s difficult to keep your...

Social Engineering: What is Smishing?

SMiShing (short of SMS phishing) is an emerging security threat. It is a technique that uses mobile phone text messages (SMS) to trick victims into taking an immediate action. Why...

Social Engineering: What is Vishing?

Vishing is a combination of the word “voice” and the word “phishing”. Therefore it refers to phishing scams done over the phone. Individuals are tricked into revealing critical financial or...