Book Report: Social Engineering: Hiding in Plain Sight

“Social engineering” may sound like politicians re-designing society, but instead it’s a technique bad actors use to get access to sensitive data. In preparation for a recent trip I searched Amazon for free Kindle books on cybersecurity. Near the top of the list was Social Engineering: Hiding in Plain Sight. The book is not long, […]
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My Dog’s Name is “Chocolate Cookies”

When my father passed away my mother was in the hospital. I needed to access her bank account to pay some bills. They asked me for the account “password”. I told them I did not know, that my mother was unconscious and in the hospital. Then they asked the account security question: what was her […]
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Social Engineering on Father’s Day

Social engineering is a powerful tool. But, it is tough art to practice.  It’s fun and interesting to read about it.  But, what if you wanted to experience first-hand how it works?  You can’t just waltz into some establishment and run a con game.  Sending phishing or spearphishing emails to friends will not endear you […]
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