Social Hacking

November 4, 2011

In the old days, a lot of "hacking" actually consisted of knowing how to talk your way into a situation or convincing someone you knew what you were doing and were supposed to be there or to have access to something you shouldn't.

Businesses and security firms continue to focus heavily on physical security in the sense of a piece of hardware and/or software to detect or block "bad" network traffic but the social aspect still exists, perhaps more so now than ever before with the amount of information people make available publicly through social media.

If you know where someone works, and get close enough to them to be trusted with some basic "harmess" information about their workplace, software, network, etc. you can easily get your foot in the door without them realizing they helped you in. All it takes is a little confidence, know-how, and "large balls" or a desire large enough to make it worth getting caught.

Tags: #infosec #security #hacking #social #firewall

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Hackers Press 'Schmooze' Button
Despite banks and other large companies spending large amounts of money on firewalls and complex technology, it is often their own employees who are letting identity thieves in the door.

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2 Responses to Social Hacking

  1. Elias Tous on November 4, 2011 at 3:55 am

    In Panamá may be happening this

  2. johnny khaos on November 5, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Mitnick called, said he wanted his old tricks back.

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