Social Engineering Awareness

Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of peoples mind to extract the confidential information. The social engineer uses tricks to gather the information from the target without target knowledge and alrm bell. For example read these lines carefully and count number of Fs in the sentence. 

"Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years"

This is an optical illusion in which 99% of the persons fail. The total count is 6. This is front of your eyes on a webpage and you cannot diagnose the number of fs. Similarly, social engineer may trick your mind to gather information you may not otherwise divulge by using the mind trick. 

The most important attacks one should know about are PHISING, BAITING, PRETEXTING, QUID PRO QUO, TAIL GAITING

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