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Volume 27, Issue 3

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Social engineering: Clear and present danger

Although many companies in the information security industry prefer to tackle challenges with sophisticated hardware, the art of lying continues to be a towering risk difficult to deal with.

The ancient threat of social engineering is in the news all the time, often used by cybercriminals, but also by those without malicious intent. Recently, two students from Savannah State University managed to social engineer their way into Super Bowl XLVII and posted a video of their adventure online. While I'm sure that the level of security at one of the world's biggest sport events must be impressive, weak links will always be taken advantage of.

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14393