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RealityBending
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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SecretsOfPickPocketing
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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Fakeness
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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PhishingIncrease
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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PCWizard-Scammers
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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netherlands

Head Hacker Speaking at GovCERT.NL Symposium 2010 in Rotterdam

The GOVCERT.NL Symposium is the event where technical professionals and non-technical from both the public and the private sector mingle freely. Or, as one visitor put it: “There are suits and ponytails, and they communic...
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GlassHalfFull

The glass half empty mentality… Failure is important

I thought I would take the opportunity to speak to all of you, both the people who I have exchanged DM’s and emails with, and those of you that are probably having these thoughts but not spoken to anyone about it. I am ta...
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Facial

Body Talk… Getting a Facial

Back on the body language this week, and this time we are going to look at the face. The face gets lots of attention when it comes to body language, many people think it tells us the most, but as we have already considered, oth...
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InjectBrain

Exploiting the Brain … The Power of Language

An experienced and effective social engineer has two main qualities. First of all they have the social part, they have the ability to blend in, build relationship, establish rapport, and make that unconscious connection. This t...
by Dale Pearson
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MindMap

Improve Your Social Engineering Skills… Master Manipulator Mind Map

In my talk Head Hacking – The Magic of Suggestion and Perception, I talk about the best type of Social Engineer, this is the Master Manipulator. Many people have these skills naturally, but may not be consciously aware of...
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