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The Psychic and the Social Engineer

Security Boulevard

The post The Psychic and the Social Engineer appeared first on Security Boulevard. Careers Security Awareness Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering Ethics General Social Engineer Blog human hacking Infosec Psychology social engineering The Psychic and the Social Engineer

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Apple’s NeuralHash Algorithm Has Been Reverse-Engineered

Schneier on Security

Apple’s NeuralHash algorithm — the one it’s using for client-side scanning on the iPhone — has been reverse-engineered. Uncategorized algorithms Apple backdoors cryptography hashes iOS iPhone reverse engineering

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Social Engineering and Healthcare

Security Through Education

Social engineering has become a larger threat to the healthcare industry in recent years. Clearly, we need to take notice of how social engineering attacks are targeting our vital healthcare systems. So, what exactly is social engineering? What is Social Engineering?

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Social Engineering and Healthcare

Security Boulevard

Social engineering has become a larger threat to the healthcare industry in recent years. The post Social Engineering and Healthcare appeared first on Security Boulevard. So much so that the Federal […].

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The Psychic and the Social Engineer

Security Through Education

By now you may be guessing what the psychic and the social engineer have in common. There are many overlapping skills used by psychics and social engineers; in this article, we’ll consider the most common tactics. Do you believe in psychics?

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Reverse-Engineering the Redactions in the Ghislaine Maxwell Deposition

Schneier on Security

Slate magazine was able to cleverly read the Ghislaine Maxwell deposition and reverse-engineer many of the redacted names. As far as I know, this reverse-engineering technique is new. Uncategorized courts redaction reverse engineering

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Kinsta vs WP Engine: Managed WordPress hosting comparison

Tech Republic Security

Determine whether Kinsta or WP Engine is the best option for your business. The post Kinsta vs WP Engine: Managed WordPress hosting comparison appeared first on TechRepublic. Developer Security Kinsta website security WordPress development WP Engine

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Are Ethics and Social Engineering Compatible?

Security Boulevard

Many people assume that as professional social engineers (SE) we use EVERY method possible to achieve our objective. The post Are Ethics and Social Engineering Compatible?

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Social Engineering Tactics Used in Interrogation 

Security Through Education

In fact, there are many social engineering tactics used during interrogations. In social engineering, it is vital to establish rapport early in the engagement in order to gain trust and lower the subject’s guard. Advanced Practical Social Engineering (APSE), is a class that offers interactive lectures along with discussions based on the latest behavioral science. This class teaches social engineering techniques which are useful to professionals and individuals alike.

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Are Ethics and Social Engineering Compatible?

Security Through Education

Many people assume that as professional social engineers (SE) we use EVERY method possible to achieve our objective. Are ethics and social engineering compatible? The Social Engineering Code of Ethics Accomplishes Important Goals. Social Engineers Benefit from the Code of Ethics.

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The Many Hats of a Social Engineer

Security Through Education

As social engineers, we may wear different hats (sometimes literally) when it comes to getting into character for our pretexts. The first live APSE (Advance Practical Social Engineering) class in two years! Social Engineering Newsletter social engineer pretexting vishing

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Security Engineer Job, Certification and Salary

CyberSecurity Insiders

To all those who want to become a security engineer, here’s an article that helps in guiding you to reach your goal. First, a security engineer is a software professional who helps in drafting & developing strategies, software and hardware systems to protect against cyber attacks.

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Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool

Security Boulevard

The post Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool appeared first on Security Boulevard. Remember WYSIWYG? What you see is what you get. That was a simpler time in technology; you knew what the end result would be during the development stage. There were no surprises.

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Your engine doesn’t matter

Javvad Malik

Flying is really a marvel of engineering, and it blows my mind every time I get on a flight. Have you ever seen an airline advertise its planes by the type of engine it has, the suspension of the landing gear, or by the mechanism with which it connects to the passenger tunnel. If I have a good overall experience, I couldn’t care less if the engine rolled off the factory last week or over a decade ago.

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Social Engineering from the Attacker Perspective

Security Boulevard

At Social-Engineer, LLC (SECOM), we define social engineering as “any act that influences a person to take an action that […]. The post Social Engineering from the Attacker Perspective appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Business Email Compromise Fraud: Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

The post Business Email Compromise Fraud: Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering bec BEC fraud Buisiness email compromise managed phishing service Phishing Protect Yourself social engineer social engineering

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Social Engineering News: SMiShing

Security Boulevard

The post Social Engineering News: SMiShing appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering Cybersecurity Training General smishing social engineeringSMiShing attacks continue to soar as more companies transition to a remote/hybrid workforce.

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Label Engineering for Supervised Bot Detection Models

Security Boulevard

Discover how label engineering helps DataDome leverage thousands of domain expert rules—updated daily—to identify & block bots in real time. The post Label Engineering for Supervised Bot Detection Models appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Social Engineering from the Attacker Perspective

Security Through Education

At Social-Engineer, LLC (SECOM), we define social engineering as “any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interest.” If you Google “social engineering,” you will get a very different and more negative definition.

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What Does Social Engineering Have to Do with Ransomware?

ZoneAlarm

Throughout the hundreds … The post What Does Social Engineering Have to Do with Ransomware? anti-phishing Data Privacy Data Protection Online Safety PC security Ransomware ransomware social engineering

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Ghidra: NSA's Reverse-Engineering Tool

Schneier on Security

Last month, the NSA released Ghidra , a software reverse-engineering tool. Early reactions are uniformly positive. Three news articles. cybersecurity nsa opensource reverseengineering

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CloudSEK offers a search engine to detect malicious apps

CyberSecurity Insiders

The post CloudSEK offers a search engine to detect malicious apps appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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Reaction to Social Engineering Indicative of Cybersecurity Culture

Security Boulevard

It was a master class in social engineering, one that put an organization’s security posture at risk. Social engineering attacks like phishing take advantage of an employee’s awareness of.

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Impersonation Scams: Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

At Social-Engineer, we define impersonation as the “practice of pretexting as another person with the goal of obtaining information or […]. The post Impersonation Scams: Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Social Engineering Tactics Used in Interrogation 

Security Boulevard

The post Social Engineering Tactics Used in Interrogation appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering General Social Engineer Blog negotiation rapport social engineering Social Engineering Tactics used in interrogations tactical empathy

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Introducing IPyIDA: A Python plugin for your reverse?engineering toolkit

We Live Security

The post Introducing IPyIDA: A Python plugin for your reverse‑engineering toolkit appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ESET Research announces IPyIDA 2.0, a Python plugin integrating IPython and Jupyter Notebook into IDA.

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MailChimp Suffers Data Breach in Latest Social Engineering Attack

SecureWorld News

Popular email marketing service MailChimp recently fell victim to another data breach, this time caused by a successful social engineering attack on its employees and contractors. Featured Social Engineering Original Content Cybercrime / Threats Data Breach

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Women of Software Engineering: CivTech Specialist, Alsia Plybeah

Security Boulevard

As we continue to honor women in technology during Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to feature CivTech software engineer Alsia Plybeah, in our series, Code of Honor: The Women of Software Development, JavaScript, and Cybersecurity.

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The Third Edition of Ross Anderson’s Security Engineering

Schneier on Security

Ross Anderson’s fantastic textbook, Security Engineering , will have a third edition. Uncategorized books security engineeringThe book won’t be published until December, but Ross has been making drafts of the chapters available online as he finishes them. Now that the book is completed, I expect the publisher to make him take the drafts off the Internet. I personally find both the electronic and paper versions to be incredibly useful.

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Structures, Engineering and Security

Adam Shostack

Buildings don’t fall down because they’re engineered from a set of materials to meet the goals of carrying appropriate loads. The real subject of this post is engineering cybersecurity. Perhaps we will learn from our engineering peers and get better at it faster. books Security Software EngineeringGordon’s Structures, or Why Things Don’t Fall Down is a fascinating and accessible book. Why don’t things fall down?

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Phishing Reached All-Time High: Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

The post Phishing Reached All-Time High: Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard. Careers Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering APWG Cybersecurity General Phishing phishing reaches all-time high Protect Yourself Security Training social engineering

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How to work with Vault Secrets Engines

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen shows you how to create both local and AWS secrets engines with Hashicorp's Vault

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Interpol arrests 2000 criminals launching social engineering attacks

CyberSecurity Insiders

In what appears as an operation first of its kind, Interpol has arrested over 2000 criminals who launched social engineering attacks worldwide. As the operation was well coordinated, Interpol nabbed 60% of the criminals taking part in social engineering attacks.

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Social Engineering News: Vishing

Security Boulevard

Experts in cybersecurity are seeing a growing trend, with criminals combining vishing with phishing, The post Social Engineering News: Vishing appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network General phone phishing Protect Yourself social engineering news vishing

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The Many Hats of a Social Engineer

Security Boulevard

As social engineers, we may wear different hats (sometimes literally) when it comes to getting into character for our pretexts. […]. The post The Many Hats of a Social Engineer appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Recognizing and Preventing Social Engineering on Social Media

Mitnick Security

Social Engineering social engineering attacksTo connect with friends, family, and coworkers, it’s likely that we have all overshared our personal information on social platforms more than once.

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5 programming languages cloud engineers should learn

Tech Republic Security

Whether you're trying to break into the role or you're already a cloud engineer, these programming languages are a must for maintaining an edge over the competition

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Software Engineering Radio

Adam Shostack

I enjoyed being a guest on Software Engineering Radio: Adam Shostack on Threat Modeling. It’s a substantial, in depth interview, running nearly 80 minutes, and covering a wide variety of topics. podcasts threat modeling

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Your guide to hiring an AWS cloud engineer in 2022

Security Boulevard

The post Your guide to hiring an AWS cloud engineer in 2022 appeared first on PeoplActive. The post Your guide to hiring an AWS cloud engineer in 2022 appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Cloud Engineer

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Reverse Engineering a Chinese Surveillance App

Schneier on Security

Human Rights Watch has reverse engineered an app used by the Chinese police to conduct mass surveillance on Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. The details are fascinating, and chilling. Boing Boing post. china privacy reverseengineering surveillance

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Vishing (Voice Phishing) in Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

The post Vishing (Voice Phishing) in Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard. A new report by Mutare reveals costly and pervasive shortcomings in enterprise security protections against voice network attacks, such as […].

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Are Social Engineering Attacks on the Rise?

Mitnick Security

Social engineering attacks are on the rise, and these attacks from bad actors could threaten your organization. Social Engineering social engineering threats social engineering attackThe short answer is: YES.

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Mailchimp slips up again, suffers security breach after falling on social engineering banana skin

Graham Cluley

Data loss Phishing data breach MailChimp phishing Social EngineeringFor the second time in less than a year, email newsletter service Mailchimp has found itself in the embarrassing position of admitting it has suffered a data breach, putting its customers' subscribers at risk.