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Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Michael E. Whitman + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337102063
Chapter 2, Problem 19RQ
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What methods does a social engineering hacker use to gain information about a user’s login ID and password? How would this method differ if it targeted an administrator’s assistant versus a data -entry clerk?

Program Plan Intro

Social engineering:

Social engineering is a technique of manipulating people psychology to make them perform some actions or to get the confidential information about an organization or group. It is used to gather the confidential information, fraud and to gain access of the system.

Explanation of Solution

Social engineering hacking:

Hackers use the social engineering tricks against their target because it is much easier to use human weakness factor rather than the network weakness. Social engineering hacking is often used to gain the information like passwords, login IDs and remote user account details.

Example:

Sometimes hackers use the technique of role play and represent themselves as people of some authority who need the confidential information. They also try to gain the information by installing useless and dangerous software on user machines and then try to gain the access information...

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