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In today’s world there is an abundance of information. When you think of hackers you normally think of individuals who use technology to gain access to information that is not otherwise available. In a lot of cases this can be true but there are other ways to gain access to information that requires little technical knowledge. A lot of this information is available freely without restrictions. Social engineering takes advantage of this fact to acquire additional information by manipulating perceptions of those disclosing the needed information.
Although, social engineering does not require that one be tech savvy, to be an effective social engineer requires a few specific traits. The first trait is that you have to be a well perceptive person. You have to be able to see everything in your surrounds and use them as a tool. For example, in a parking lot near a government building or military facility, you can find out a lot of information about the owner of the vehicle. Most federal faculties require that an employee’s vehicle be mark for proper access and parking. You can use this…
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