I've recently finished book The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin Mitnick The book was released on 4th December 2002. Not talking only about techniques described ...
I called customer service of a well known company and discovered that the operator had the ability to view my website password in clear text on her screen. I asked her about this and she defended the ...
I know it's possible for a computer to be infected just by visiting a website. I also know that HTTPS websites are secure. To my understanding, "secure" here refers to "immune to MITM attacks", but ...
When is an intermediate page needed before directing a user off my primary website? What is the best implementation?
The NSA has a page that intercepts redirections off the primary site. (click "TLS: "Suite B Cipher Suites for TLS," RFC 5430" for an example). I've seen this used in Exchange Outlook Web Access ...
On a bank website the other day, I noticed that they were giving out a phone number on a page that wasn't over https. This seemed really wrong to me, since it would allow somebody to change the phone ...
I'm having a discussion with someone who thinks they don't need technical measures of privacy or anonymity. Common arguments against needing to care about privacy or anonymity include: Everything ...
One of my friends used to boast about how long his passwords are. One day, I decided to play a prank and social-engineered it out of him. I was pretty surprised as to how effortless the entire ...
My bank called me the other day and the person who spoke to me failed to give me a single evidence that he is calling from my bank. The bank number is hidden just like many other companies maybe ...
A stranger walks up to you on the street. They say they lost their phone and need to make a phone call (has happened to me twice, and maybe to you). What's the worst a phone call could do? Let's ...
The machine I am attacking has anti-virus installed. I have managed to use Veil Framework in order to create an initial reverse shell payload that is undetected by the AV. However, UAC is enabled on ...
How does your typical users run-of-the-mill Facebook/twitter/gmail/AIM/etc account get hacked? Is it simply a matter of a weak password? Are they typically the victim of phishing or other social ...
According to this accepted answer, there is no phone on the market today that is immune from "Juice Jacking"*. I think an easy way to mitigate this threat is to have a filter that blocks USB pins 2 ...
I was going to ask about how to educate users, but now that I think about it, I first want to know if it's actually possible to do effectively at all. Are there any amazing success (or horrible ...
What is social engineering, how does it relate to security and how can it affect my business? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Is social-engineering an actual threat What is social engineering? Can you give me some examples? Can social engineering have a big impact on business?