Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How to Fetch Username and Password by Social Engineering Technologies?


Security Researcher Ankit Sharma,from God of hackers group(GOH) presented a video tutorial which explains how to do social engineering attacks using Backtrack.

Social engineering is commonly understood to mean the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While it is similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery or deception for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or computer system access; in most cases the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victims.

"Social engineering" as an act of psychological manipulation was popularized by hacker-turned-consultant Kevin Mitnick. The term had previously been associated with the social sciences, but its usage has caught on among computer professionals.

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