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Hacking 101

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« on: January 27, 2007, 11:14:13 am »

I'm not hot on hacking but I read recently that one of the things to watch out for these days is 'social engineering'. That's where people who aim to exploit use social tactics to gleen information directly from yourself in order to exploit any vulnerabilities. Things such as pets names or kids names are often used as passwords, or if not actual passwords as password reset questions. Whether it's on the net or on the phone people do love to talk about themselves and their loved ones so this sort of exploit is apparently easy to use.
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