Month: October 2017

Social engineering and the role of business

Social engineering and the role of business

In the context of security, social engineering refers to the act of tricking a person into handing over financial, sensitive or security details by impersonating someone the victim might normally expect to deal with. This differs from identity theft, in that the goal is to get the victim to handover useful information that might be used …

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Do some parents engage in identify theft?

Do some parents engage in identify theft?

It’s something you’ll see from time to time on Facebook and other forms of social media. Little Sally suddenly has a Facebook profile and is friends with her mummy and daddy, her aunts and uncles, her grandparents and other close family friends. Except, Little Sally isn’t 13 years old, the legal age at which point …

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Peek-a-boo, your boss might be tracking you

Peek-a-boo, your boss might be tracking you

Background On Friday, 24 April 1992, Brian Kush reported to the RISKS List: Yesterday while driving through GA, my Cellular Phone rang. Since I was roaming I was not expecting a call. When I answered it, it was a recording welcoming me to Bell South Mobility and offered instructions on using there [sic] service. I …

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