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Hypnosis

Reality Bending … Online Hypnosis Training with James Brown

Posted  July 24, 2016  by  Dale Pearson

Subscribers and regular visitors to the blog will know I am a fan of hypnosis, and like most things I am passionate for I am always on the look out to discover new ways of doing things, gaining perspective of others and generally a healthy thirst for knowledge. You will of noticed I have purchased […]

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Review

Secrets of PickPocketing … Online Training with The Professional Opportunist

Posted  March 11, 2016  by  Dale Pearson

Back in October 2012 I attended a Pickpocket Training Day with Professional Opportunist James Brown, and I blogged about it on this site here. It was a great session and many people have asked me about it, but not everyone has the time to travel, or may have logistical and financial constraints based on geographical […]

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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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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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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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Cialdini’s 6 Rules of Influence.. Pick your weapon wisely

Robert Cialdini was a professor of psychology at Arizona State University until late 2009, when I believe he retired. So if you have not heard of this guy, I think your missing out on some valuable information. After many years...
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Mind Reading … The Outer Body Experience

We have spoken before about the importance of commitment when it comes to social engineering and manipulation. The commitment to be the delivery guy, engineer and so on. However, I think there is another important skill to be s...
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Get Out Of Jail Free Card.. Don’t leave home without it

There are many things that we may consider essential to have with us when engaging in a social engineering test, but ensuring you have your Get Out Of Jail Free card should be one of the top items on your list, along with a fak...
by Dale Pearson
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NLP

NLP Patterns… Not quite needle work and stitching

We have had our brief introduction to NLP, buts now lets give you some patterns you can try out and put to good use. I will point out that many NLP patterns seem very simple, but you need to remember they are all words we are f...
by Dale Pearson
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The Idiots That Get Socially Engineered

We are all familiar with Social Engineering, we experience it every day, its covered in the media and is utilised in various different contexts. However, a common theme that I read about, but also have people talk to me about i...
by Dale Pearson
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