Tagged: Social Engineering

Welcome to the Social Engineering archives of the Mailfence Blog.

protecting your devices

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...

Vishing

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...

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Social Engineering: What is Vishing?

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

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How to keep your private email account secure

Email accounts aren’t compromised one by one, they’re cracked ‘en masse’ and then sold online.  In case you want a private email account, this will interest you. According to account...

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Social Engineering: What is Tailgating?

What is tailgating? An attacker seeking entry to a restricted area, where access is unattended or controlled by electronic access control, can simply walk in behind a person who has...

Quid pro quo

Social engineering: Quid Pro Quo attacks

Oh, you got some issues with your computer – no problem, I will sort it out for you! – all I need is your credentials… Quid pro quo means something for something...

phishing

Social Engineering: What is Phishing?

     WHAT IS PHISHING? Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is a kind of identity theft which is growing in popularity amongst hackers. By using fraudulent websites and false emails, fake phone calls and...