The History, Evolution and Future of Social Engineering

According to Wikipedia, social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. To put it in simple words – making people believe something and act upon it.

Social engineering techniques vary, however all of them are designed to take advantage of human nature and emotions, to achieve the attacker’s goal. Inherent human traits that social engineers take advantage of is wanting to belong, be accepted and follow social norms. While there are different methods to social engineering attacks through different channels, the overall approach is the same.

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