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Social Engineering: Deception in Cyberspace

December 27th, 2023 | by
Abstract Concept Illustration of Cyber Security

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In the world of cyber security, it’s not just technology that plays a crucial role. People are an equally important factor, and this is where social engineering comes in. This sophisticated method specifically exploits human behaviour and weaknesses to gain access to sensitive data or cause damage.


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Social Engineering – or: How we get tricked

November 6th, 2020 | by

Sometimes you just can’t say “no”. When the fundraising rescue workers are at the front door or in the pre-Christmas season the opportunities to do a good deed one more time this year are increasing. Of course we are happy to help, for we are social beings after all. However, this humanitarian side of us is being exploited increasingly. Social engineering aims to motivate people to do things they would not do under normal circumstances. This manipulation occurs everywhere – digitally, as well as in the real world.

Source: Pixabay

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