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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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Understanding Communication Styles … DiSC Profiling

I have mentioned DiSC profiles in the past, but never really given it much clarity on the blog. My reason for writing this is really due to some changes in approach from a management perspective, but they are equally beneficial...
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Quick Post – Subliminal Hacking IRC Channel

Quick post to say I have now registered the Subliminal Hacking IRC Channel on Freenode, for no other reason to create another space for people to chat and discuss content on the site. Drop by for a natter at #subliminal-hacking...
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How To Collaborate With Maltego … Rolling Your Own XMPP Server

* I started this post in Feb 2014 but it took me a while to actually finish it šŸ™ Aside from mentioning Maltego in my recommended OSINT Tools List, I have never gone into any detail about this awesome tool from Paterva. The m...
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Installing and Using GitRob … OSINT For GitHub

Always in search of new and interesting tools to speed up and improve Open Source Intelligence Gathering, I came across a nice little command like tool written in Ruby called GitRob by Michael Henriksen. Essentially what this t...
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Quick Post – Keeping an Open Mind … Take the Good, ditch the Bad

Throughout our personal and professional lives regardless of your background or industry you work in you are constantly exposed to various stimuli, if you let it everyday really is a school day. I thought I would write this qui...
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