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It Saves Your Battery, But Its Social Engineering Steals Your Data

Google Play is a walled garden, but the serpents do find their way in. RiskIQ has found one snake with a tempting offer on its forked tongue: an app that "saves the battery" in your ...
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Why Preventing Social Engineering Isn’t Enough

The heightened state of cyber attacks in recent years has put a lot of focus on preventing those attacks from being successful. But, organizations can’t simply rely on defensive ...
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Even Law Firms Suffer from Social Engineering

They may not fall for an advance fee scam from an emailer claiming to be the widow of a Nigerian prince, but law firms have their issues with social engineering, too.
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The Con of Social Engineering: Law Firms are Easy Prey

Excellent article at www.law.com about social engineering! A discussion of the threat that social engineering (aka the "human side of hacking") poses to law firms, and some tips and ...
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Hacking Humans—a new CyberWire podcast covering social engineering launched this week

Each week the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans podcast looks behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that make headlines and take a heavy toll on ...
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[Heads-up] New Exploit Hacks LinkedIn 2-factor Auth. See This Kevin Mitnick VIDEO

OK, here is something really scary. KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick now and then calls me with some chilling news. This time, Kuba Gretzky, a white hat hacker friend of ...
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[Live Webinar] The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering

No matter how much security technology we purchase, we still face a fundamental security problem: people. 
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Positive Technologies Social Engineering Report: 17 Percent Fall Foul To “Attacks”

Employees download malicious files, click phishing links, correspond with hackers, and even share contact information for their colleagues. Positive Technologies has released a new report ...
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Scam Of The Week: Fiendishly Clever Gmail Phishing Scam You Need To Know About

Twitter user @_thp shared a recent phishing scam that they received; and it’s so fiendishly clever that it’s gone viral. They wrote: "This is the most clever phishing scam I've ever ...
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Social Engineering Fraud and Cyber Insurance – Are You Covered?

We’ve covered this before but here’s another article on exclusionary clauses. The loophole: "No unauthorized use of the victims Computer System". Excellent reminder by Drinker Biddle & ...
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