Social Engineering Homework - 1 What is social engineering...

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1.) What is social engineering? Social engineering is a non-technical tool that is used by human to break into unauthorized organizations. 2.) How are organizations at risk from it? Risk is loosing important data to an unauthorized person. 3.) How are attackers able to pull of their tricks? The attackers will try to gain the confident of an authorized person and try to reveal information that will help him to compromise network. 4.) What are the reasons people fall for social engineering techniques?
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Unformatted text preview: The fake emails we receive from people we know, a breaking new alert link known from trusted webpages can easily be spoofed. There are many other techniques that social engineers use. 5.) What can be done about it? Be little extra smart when some attacker come to you and ask you to let them in they forgot their access card in the car. Never give out any sensitive information that might compromise the network security. These are very small details that can prevent the social engineering attacks. ...
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