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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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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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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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Why Social Engineering Works … Infograph by Veracode

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 b...
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Wireless Attack and Audit Tools … Recommendations List

Wireless recon and exploitation may not be one of the techniques that first jumps to mind when you think of Social Engineering, but its a valid attack vector for both the on premises recon and attacks (direct to the wireless in...
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Attention Manipulation Techniques … Natural Buffer Overflows

A key part of being a Social Engineer is being able to create yourself windows of opportunity. These may be to distract peoples attention whilst you slip past a door, pull some keys from a key cabinet, acquire an access card ...
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Facebook Graph … Social Engineering OSINT gets Graphical

So Facebook currently have a new offering in beta form, and its called ‘Facebook Graph’. Woopie Doo I hear you cry, but it may actually be something to sauce up your Social Networking OSINT a little more if you are ...
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How To Integrate Metasploit with BeEF … Browser Exploitation Framework

So the Browser Exploitation Exploitation Framework (BeEF) has some awesome exploitation modules of its own, but when you combine it with the added awesome sauce that is Metasploit you get to have even more fun. Its like a Socia...
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