Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


 
 

 

Social Engineering CTF… Showing the value of testing the human element

In Vegas this year (July 2010) there was an interesting contest going on, it was a social engineering capture the flag setup by the great guys at www.social-engineer.org. This was a great event, and it has attracted some media ...
by Dale Pearson
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Faking It To Make It … Fake Data Generation Recommendations List

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 ...
by Dale Pearson
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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 ...
by Dale Pearson
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Social Engineering, What , When, Why and How

In the first series of posts I want to cover the basics of each topic. A good place to start is Social Engineering, so lets kick off with what its all about, when its used, as well as the why and how’s involved. Wikipedia...
by Dale Pearson
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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...
by Dale Pearson
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