Tag: Social Engineering

Social Engineering: The Science of Tricking People

Posted on June 30th, by Cathy Olsen in Internet Safety, Technology Explained. 2 comments

What is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering is an Information Security Term referring to the act of manipulating or tricking people to share confidential information.

A bad guy is trying to trick you into spilling the beans!


Have you seen a spy movie? Typically the Social Engineering attack is the scene where the main character tells lies in order to get past the guard at a corporate office or data center. They usually find out as much as they can about the company to sound legitimate.

In this day in age, it is difficult to “Trust” people. Attacks come from every angle and it is important to be on your guard. Teach your kids about these scams and they can protect themselves. My rule of thumb is to Be wary of a any unsolicited communication!

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