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Unformatted text preview: and contacts the person to verify their credit card number and other information. 4. How does phishing differ from pretexting ? Phishing is done through e-mailing large groups of people in hopes that a few of them will fall for the trick. Pretexting is done to a small group of people where the attacker learns specific information on them and uses it to try and trick them specifically. 5. Given all of the reconnaissance techniques employed by attackers, it would seem that a good countermeasure to employ would be to limit the availability of information. There are two issues, however, that this philosophy conflicts with. What might those issues be? An attacker could use a chat logger to steal the information needed and many attackers come up with new more advanced ways to attack that could work around countermeasures....
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