Subliminal Hacking
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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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Subjects lend me your ears… Especially the right one!

Language and communication is of great importance when it comes to manipulation as part of social engineering, or any situation where you want to try and get your way. So it would be interesting to learn that your double your c...
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Elicitation … Its what you say and how you say it!

The dictionary defines Elicitation as bringing or drawing out information, or to call forth and provoke a desired reaction. Elicitation is a powerful tool to anyone looking to influence and gather information in a relatively lo...
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Derren Brown’s Infamous Tour … Awesome Sauce!

Last night (21st May 2013) was that special time again when I headed off to see a new offering from the master that is Derren Brown, this time wrapped up in his new stage show Infamous at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham. I...
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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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Social Compliance and Manipulation… The Art of Confidence

As human beings we are very good at making excuses, and always believing that some how we have it worse than the other guy. There is often that mentality that, its not we don’t want to do this or that, its just that ̷...
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