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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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Subliminal Hacking at BruCon 2011 … Belgium Security Conference

BruCON is an annual security and hacker(*) conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on s...
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Global Gestures … Don’t Get it Wrong

In my recent talk Social Engineering Like In the Movies – The Reality of Awareness and Manipulation I talk about how important it is to understand body language, especially in the right context. I also mention how even th...
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Wasting Time With The PC Wizard Scammers … Fixing The Problems You Never Knew You Had

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...
by Dale Pearson
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Pack up your troubles.. in your social engineering kit bag

Just a simple post this week, but you know what they say the best things come in the simplest of packages. 🙂 Like any good boy scout, you should always be prepared. So lets have a quick look at what we should have in our poc...
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Excited to be speaking at X33FCON in May 2018

I am excited to be confirmed as a speaker at this years (2018) X33FCON Conference in Poland. I will be speaking about my experiences / opinion on building Corporate Red Teams. If you want to know more about X33FCON and get your...
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