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Common Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineering is an access attack that attempts to manipulate individuals into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Social engineering often relies on people’s willingness to be helpful. This attack also preys on people’s weaknesses. The following are a few of the more common types of social engineering attacks.

To combat these attacks, take a look at some common social engineering defenses.

Published on Thu 19 March 2015 by Lydia Pilkington in Security with tag(s): social engineering