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Fakeness
Misdirection

Faking It To Make It … Fake Data Generation Recommendations List

Posted  July 17, 2015  by  Dale Pearson

Depending on your history and how you got into InfoSec you may or may not of been exposed to the world of developer testing, if you did I am sure you have many unhappy memories of arguing why “real” data should not be used in the testing world, and if like me you have horror […]

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PhishingIncrease
Social Engineering

91% Of All Attacks Attributable to Spear Phishing … Infograph by ProofPoint

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I just received an email from Proofpoint, and its another one of their great Infographs. This is a great Infograph re-enforcing the fact that it only takes a single breach for the cost to be significant. Not surprisingly the information shows that 91% of All Attacks have some form of phishing attribution, and 95% of […]

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PCWizard-Scammers
Subliminal Hacking

Wasting Time With The PC Wizard Scammers … Fixing The Problems You Never Knew You Had

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

So its a cold Monday morning in November 2013 and the phone rings, who could this be? Sadly its not someone calling me to tell me there are millions of pounds to be had if I can just send some money over, instead it turns out I have computer issues, but the friendly certified Microsoft […]

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OSINT
OSINT

OSINT Tools … Recommendations List

Posted  December 27, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

Free OSINT Tools. With the New Year fast approaching I thought now would be a great time to post the first draft of some recommended Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering tools and resources. I will look to maintain this list overtime and have it grow, so if you come across something you think should be […]

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Apocolypse
Hypnosis

Derren Brown Apocalypse … Fake or Real … My Opinion

Posted  November 1, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

I should start this post by saying that I am a huge Derren Brown fan, so I am probably commenting from a biased / rose tinted view but I am certainly trying not to when I share my views on Derren’s latest TV offering Apocalypse. So the reason for this quick post is a few […]

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Pushed To The Edge

Derren Brown Pushed To The Edge … A Good Reminder

Tuesday the 12th January 2016, Derren Brown returned to our screens and presented us with Pushed To The Edge. The premise for the show was to demonstrate how social compliance can influence behaviour, and how plausible would it...
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theSession

The Session Convention – EVENT Mentalism

2010 was my first and last visit to the Blackpool Magic Convention, I had a great time there but I really only went there to meet with some hypnosis people and dip my toe into the magic community. I meet some great people there...
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EvilKeyboard

Text Message Scammers … ID Theft Attempt & Run

Thought I would share some info on a text scam I got a few weeks ago. I setup a fake email account, got a burner number to make relevant calls and generated fake name, address, card number etc to see how these guys would respon...
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PixieWPS

How To Crack WPS with Pixie Dust … Offline Attacking

In this post we are looking at how vulnerable WPS makes your Access Point. WiFi Protected Setup makes it nice and easy for you to connect to your wireless devices by using a simple pin number, instead of your hard to guess pass...
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killer

Illusions of Trust … The Way of the Cyber Criminal

Trust is an important thing to most intelligent species, and without it relationships and general interactions cease to flourish and are nothing more than a professional exchange of dialogue. When you think about trust and the ...
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