[Full-disclosure] Social Engineering: You Have Been A Victim
Jay D. Dyson
jdyson at treachery.net
Fri Mar 18 16:59:01 GMT 2005
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Ron DuFresne wrote:
>> More: http://castlecops.com/article-5807-nested-0-0.html
> gov workers do [not] even need to be bribed with chocolate;
It's not just government workers. It's any human being who's been
raised to be social.
According to Judeo-Christian theology, humanity gained knowledge
of Good & Evil in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, the ability to
differentiate between the two was not part of the package deal. This,
coupled with the demands of a "polite society," is why social engineering
can strike anyone, anywhere...regardless of their vocation in the public
or private sector.
It is considered socially unacceptable to be unhelpful to others,
even strangers over the phone. Hell, some people can't even tell
telemarketers to buzz off so they have to buy an electronic device to do
it for them.
This is why social engineering works so well...and why folks like
ourselves are considered "paranoid" and "anti-social" when we start
pulling IDs and taking names.
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