Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


 
 

 

Whats my motivation darling? … The Pretext

There are many essential skills required to be successful at social engineering, and one we have mentioned before but never really gone into is Pretexting. The easiest way I find to describe a pretext is to consider the motivat...
by Dale Pearson
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Hiding in plain sight… Playing it loud and proud

Happy New Year. 2011 has already gotten off to a hectic start for me, as I type this I am still in California working, but looking forward to flying back at the end of the week. In the last week I have tried out something a lit...
by Dale Pearson
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Now you see it, now you dont … Change Blindness

Change blindness is an interesting natural phenomena every human experiences on a pretty regular basis, but what is it exactly? Essentially its our inability to spot obvious changes that occur around us. There has been a fair...
by Dale Pearson
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Attention Manipulation Techniques … Natural Buffer Overflows

A key part of being a Social Engineer is being able to create yourself windows of opportunity. These may be to distract peoples attention whilst you slip past a door, pull some keys from a key cabinet, acquire an access card ...
by Dale Pearson
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Social Engineering Zombies… Getting people playing your game

In the wonderful world of InfoSec we often talk about zombies, and the associated botnet zombie army. With our army of machines we can do our evil bidding, and wreak havoc upon the unexpected users of the Interwebs. So what has...
by Dale Pearson
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