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The most common vector for hacking user computers are probably Trojan horse programs, followed by malicious code on web pages. Although social engineering and using vulnerabilities to hack in through user routers are methods of attack, these require more work on the part of an attacker and are probably a lesser threat unless you are someone that the attacker ...


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Attackers employ a variety of techniques to compromise networks, however I would argue that in many (if not most cases) social engineering is involved. Spear Phishing has an overwhelming success ratio when executed properly and skilled social engineers are always going to be something to be feared. Spear Phishing typically also relies in a weakness in the ...


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This is an extremely broad question. When you're learning about security and penetration-testing, you're supposed to learn all these techniques. There are loads of techniques each with it's own purpose, situation,... To give a small answer on your question, Social engineering is often used, and so are backdoors. Lastly I had to write a PoC (Proof of concept)...


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APT is generally thought of as "Advanced" to the tune that many resources were used in order to attack a target. These resources could be programming (zero day/unseen/sophisticated) threats that are not common among a set of baseline attacks (they used exploit X Y Z). They generally are in the attack/compromise phase for long periods of time, and have ...


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Original answer Social engineering is a set of techniques while APT is a type of attack(er). Let me clarify: Social engineering means, targeting the human as the weakest link of the system. This includes attack like phishing, calling support to get information or change passwords, talking to people to get entrance to a restricted area, etc. APT (advanced ...



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