Voice Phishing. https://www.social-engineer.com/are-your-employees-trained-to-withstand-vishing-attacks-2/ It is a natural instinct for people to help others. Sadly many other malicious actors abuse that helpfulness and take advantage of it. Even more urgent and worrisome is the fear of loss: “we are closing your bank account if you don’t ___”. Phishing and Vishing defined – see the links.
Detecting when you are being lied to, or gamed, or otherwise being manipulated, is an essential skill if you wish to protect yourself from people who seek to abuse your trust and find personal and confidential information that can be used against you. It’s not just criminal gangs, nor even malicious foreign governments, although they […]
If you have not already heard the term, take some time to take it in now: “Social Engineering” is not at all about designing a better society. It is the deliberate manipulation by malicious people, of the desire to help that is common among many individuals, essentially to trick them into revealing confidential information. Why […]