Tag Archives: social engineering

Social Engineering as a Technical Tool

Social Engineering as a Technical Tool

Chris Hadnagy EthicalHacker   When we speak about social engineering the normal conversation steers away from the technical and more to the psychological.  This month we are going to change it up a bit and steer head on into the technical arena for a discussion about penetration testing. There seems to always be a debate online about pentesting, what it …

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6 Real Hacker Attacks Straight Out of the Movies

Danny Vittore Cracked.com   Hacker attacks: Hollywood thinks that computers run on black magic and hackers are wizards. In movies, computers can blow up houses, shut down highways, release plagues and make Matthew Lillard appealing to women. However, our collective groaning about how laughably unrealistic these movies are may have been premature, because sometimes the real world of digital mayhem comes …

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Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated?

Social Network Hacking Part 2 - Have You Been Infiltrated?

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated? The explosion of social networks and new user accounts in recent years is staggering. There are now over 1,000 social networking sites on the Internet, with Facebook currently being the largest, with over 840 million user profiles. …

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Man Sentenced To 150 Days For Hacking Facebook Accounts of 13 Women

Man Sentenced To 150 Days For Hacking 13 Women's Facebook Accounts

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   A 27 year old man from Woodbury, MN was sentenced to 150 days in the Washington County Jail after pleading guilty to hacking Facebook accounts of 13 women and stealing their identities. In March, Timothy P. Noirjean pleaded guilty to thirteen felony counts of electronic use of false pretense to obtain identity. Judge …

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