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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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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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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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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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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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Building Rapport and getting Buy In… Simples

Everything related to social engineering, and the various skills we have discussed all need a foundation to work from to give us the influencing power we need to have the victim / subject doing our deeds. So how do we set-up th...
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Social Engineering Tool Kit 0.5 Released

The Social Engineering Tool Kit by Dave Kennedy has been updated to 0.5, Return of the Lemon 🙂 I have only just updated my version this morning, so have not yet had time to try out the new features myself, but I have to say ...
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Get Out Of Jail Free Card.. Don’t leave home without it

There are many things that we may consider essential to have with us when engaging in a social engineering test, but ensuring you have your Get Out Of Jail Free card should be one of the top items on your list, along with a fak...
by Dale Pearson
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Cialdini’s 6 Rules of Influence.. Pick your weapon wisely

Robert Cialdini was a professor of psychology at Arizona State University until late 2009, when I believe he retired. So if you have not heard of this guy, I think your missing out on some valuable information. After many years...
by Dale Pearson
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Easter Competition.. Win a Sha LoN Basic Pick Set

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED !!! As a special treat for Easter I am going to give away a Sha LoN Basic Pick Set to one of the Head Hacker Readers. Of course there is a catch, and you need to be in it to win it, and I will pick the wi...
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