Hello guys! In this tutorial we are going to get introduced to a hacking concept called Social Engineering. The topic of this article would be Social Engineering Introduction. Let’s begin with our article and see what we have got to get ourselves introduced to SE.
What is Social Engineering?
Before we begin with our article, let’s see what our knowledge giant Wikipedia have got to say about Social Engineering.
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
Well, this looks nice but let’s see what Google have got to say about Social Engineering.
the use of centralized planning in an attempt to manage social change and regulate the future development and behaviour of a society.
The Google’s dictionary is quite complicated then we think. So let’s begin with our own conception of the Social Engineering.
Social Engineering Introduction
Social Engineering is a method by which an attacker/hacker influences his/her victim in order of get his/her details or making them do something we want them to do.
Yea, the meme above is a simple definition of Social Engineering. So when we are online on Internet, try not to make it your home because it can be more harmful then you think.
Sometimes peoples get too emotional with their thoughts that they post their grievance on social media. Moreover, the reason for posting is the need of attention. After reading the post, the attacker may reach to you and be a shoulder to cry on. But wait! It’s not true. He may have came to you to collect your details. Let’s take an example that you’ve gone through breakup, he’ll come to you and be a good listener and will eventually get your details.
Yes, that’s scary. Yea, for me too. I have gone through this phase. Well, how far can this be dangerous? More then you think! Ofc. You may tell your girlfriend’s name or your ex’s name to him frankly but he’ll use it to brute your FB account. Look! How scary it is.
Well, that’s all for Introduction part. I’ll be coming in with next article sooner about what types of details can be captured over Internet by the method of Social Engineering. Thank you for reading and have a great day ahead! Also yea.. Ramadan Mubarak to all my dear friends :).
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