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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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Longlining … The 2013 Social Engineering Threat

I came across another great InfoGraph today from proofpoint on “Longlining” and I thought I would share it. This approach uses more targeted phishing emails along with various techniques in an attempt to avoid detec...
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Social Engineering Tool Kit 0.5 Released

The Social Engineering Tool Kit by Dave Kennedy has been updated to 0.5, Return of the Lemon 🙂 I have only just updated my version this morning, so have not yet had time to try out the new features myself, but I have to say ...
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This or That … The Fatal Aggressive Close

Influence and or manipulation is always an interesting topic, and we may often ask ourselves why we came to the conclusion that made us act in a certain way. In the past I have spoken about how we can do the mini brain buffer o...
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Red Team Hiring – Are You The One?

Despite the madness that is Covid-19, I have been in the fortunate position to be hiring Red Teamers to join the amazing team I have the pleasure to work with. When hiring, people regularly reach out to me asking what I am look...
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Illusions… The magic key to understanding the mind

This is just a quick post this week as I am just back home to recover from an awesome trip to the Hash Days security conference. I think its a pretty common understanding that even though we know alot about how are mind works, ...
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