Hello SeniorNet fans,
Today, we have a new article about your security and safety online.
Have you heard about social engineering? Some of you maybe, and some of you no.
This is the first episode about social engineering and how hackers use social engineering to steal your information. This hacker could be anyone, even people close to you. Beware
Today : what is social engineering and what does it mean?
According to Wikipedia:
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.
In the next episodes, we will go further in detail and recount true stories of people got deceived and willingly gave their personal information to a hacker.
See you in the next episode.