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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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Rubiks

Quick Post – What We See Isn’t Always What We Get

Quick illusion based post to share with you this time. One of my little side projects is working on solving the Rubik’s cube quickly and it reminded me of a great anamorphic illusion that demonstrates that what our eyes s...
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Maltego Transformtastic… Information Gathering Made Simple

So back on August 27th 2010 at 3:55am I had a great idea. I will do a quick video on Maltego basics Then nearly 5 years went by and I never got around to doing it, mainly intimidated by the awesome videos Paterva do themselves ...
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DataTrail

Finding Data In Data … Its So MetaData

I know the term “meta” is cool with the kids right now, but seriously talking about data, that can be found in data, that relates to data itself, thats just so meta man If you are new to the term metadata then I wil...
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Derren Brown’s Miracle Tour … An Almost Perfect Night

Yesterday was the 7th April 2015 and once again me and my friends made the pilgrimage to the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham (the new old one, the same one we always go to Carl ). Before I get into the short review / story ...
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LockPicking

Quick Post – Lock Picking Gear

This is a quick post which also contains affiliate links I am often asked by students, friends and co-workers where I get my lock picking gear from, and that place is a UK based store called WithOutAKey. They pretty much have e...
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