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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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Social Engineering

Longlining … The 2013 Social Engineering Threat

Posted  May 10, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I came across another great InfoGraph today from proofpoint on “Longlining” and I thought I would share it. This approach uses more targeted phishing emails along with various techniques in an attempt to avoid detection. 

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Social Engineering

Why Social Engineering Works … Infograph by Veracode

Posted  March 11, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I came across this great infograph from Veracode today on “Why Social Engineering Works”. Wish I had the time and the skill to put these infographs together, but here you go. (Its a relatively large file so please be patient while it loads)

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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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SECTF

Social Engineering CTF… Showing the value of testing the human element

In Vegas this year (July 2010) there was an interesting contest going on, it was a social engineering capture the flag setup by the great guys at www.social-engineer.org. This was a great event, and it has attracted some media ...
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Arms

Body Talk… Arms out rah rah rah

Hope everyone is off to a good week, what with Defcon, Blackhat etc I am sure many of you are travelling. I personally had a weekend break in Cardiff and enjoyed doing a little grey matter manipulation, as well as talking about...
by Dale Pearson
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MicroExpressions

Its the little things… Micro Expressions

Many people say its the little things that count, depending on what your talking about your partner may or may not agree with you However when it comes to body language type stuff and reading people there is a little something ...
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MindMotivation

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...
by Dale Pearson
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A Rubbish Post.. Dumpster Diving

So I am sat here thinking what to write about this week, and I kept going over things, but for one reason or another my mind is elsewhere. I kept thinking, no, that will be a rubbish post. Then it hit me…. dumpster diving...
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