Tagged: Social Engineering

Welcome to the Social Engineering archives of the Mailfence Blog.

How to make email secure

7 Tips To Keep Your Email Account Secure

Most people send emails every day. Therefore, protecting your email account is a must. Especially when you know that emails are the favourite way for hackers to access your data....

what is vishing

Social Engineering: What is Vishing?

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

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...

Email Security: 10 best practices to rock 2022

Do you need email security?   Email has become an indispensable tool to communicate for many people. The shared data might be confidential, or not, but you have a right to...

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...

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...