Tagged: Social Engineering

Welcome to the Social Engineering archives of the Mailfence Blog.

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 Ingeneering tips : what is whaling

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...