Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


September 30, 2017

The Idiots That Get Socially Engineered

We are all familiar with Social Engineering, we experience it every day, its covered in the media and is utilised in various different contexts. However, a common theme that I read about, but also have people talk to me about is … just how stupid these idiots are to get socially engineered in the first place.

I don’t mind saying that this really frustrates me, I understand why this can be the perception, and in the corporate world there is always a drive to hold someone accountable, a witch hunt if you will, but the fact is on the right day, at the right time and via the right mechanism everyone can fall foul of a well crafted social engineering attack.

So I thought I would record a short video to share my thoughts, and explain why in my opinion, that when you get socially engineered you will feel stupid, but it doesn’t mean you are an idiot.

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    About the Author

    Dale Pearson
    has worked in IT since 1998, Infosec since 2004, and studied and performed hypnosis, mentalism etc since 2009. Dale is a full time Red Teamer with a love of social engineering and qualified hypnotherapist. He spends a great deal of time researching the various skills and techniques that make up the art and science of Social Engineering.


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