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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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This or That … The Fatal Aggressive Close

Influence and or manipulation is always an interesting topic, and we may often ask ourselves why we came to the conclusion that made us act in a certain way. In the past I have spoken about how we can do the mini brain buffer o...
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Gaining Access.. As easy as abracadabra, alakazam

Some of you may have gathered by now, as well as infosec, social engineering, and hypnosis, I am also interested in abit of trickery pokery, magic. In recent months I was asked to carry out an impromptu social engineering exerc...
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Wireless Attack and Audit Tools … Recommendations List

Wireless recon and exploitation may not be one of the techniques that first jumps to mind when you think of Social Engineering, but its a valid attack vector for both the on premises recon and attacks (direct to the wireless in...
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Tweaking your Critical Factor … Understanding RAS

In previous posts (probably over a year ago now) I have spoken about this thing called the critical factor. In the hypnosis world this is the gatekeeper or firewall between your conscious and subconscious mind, helping to kee...
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Setting your motivation… Mind Scripts

Getting into character is an important part of being successful on a social engineering engagement. You may be physically impersonating a sales guy, engineer, employee, or you may be carrying out your fiendish work remotely gat...
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