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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 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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ColdReading

Sub Zero Mind Reading.. The Art of Cold Reading

I know what your thinking! See what I did there Seriously though this post is going to give you a little insight into cold reading, what its all about, a few facts and some ideas how you might want to put this skill to good use...
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Derren Brown: Enigma

Derren Brown’s Enigma… Awesome Show!!

Last night I went to see Derren Brown’s Enigma show at the Alexandra Theater in Birmingham. Its not surprise that I am a huge fan of his work, hes a great manipulator and performer. The show was excellent, I really enjoye...
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Body Talk.. Its torsotastic

This week we are going to look at body language again. In a previous post we looked at how the legs and feet have a lot to tell us, in this post we are going to uncover what the upper body can reveal to us. The torso is made up...
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Anchoring

Ride the waves of sensation… Its all about anchoring

You know when you see an object, or hear a song and it instantly takes you back to a moment, and you begin to experience feelings and emotions as if you where re living it. This is essentially what anchoring is, and this is an ...
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Pack up your troubles.. in your social engineering kit bag

Just a simple post this week, but you know what they say the best things come in the simplest of packages. Like any good boy scout, you should always be prepared. So lets have a quick look at what we should have in our pockets ...
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