Tagged: Social Engineering

Welcome to the Social Engineering archives of the Mailfence Blog.

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...

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...

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.  If your organization has more than one door or...

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...