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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Social Engineering

What is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering is mainly a hacking method without using any hacking tool or codes. Social Engineering is something like Social networking. By this you make a victim to surrender his/her personal information like passwords, secret documents etc to you. It is a game of winning confidence of the victim on you.

Many Hackers use this tool for performing many serious hacks. What they do is they get involve in victim company as an employee and steal all the private data. However its a tough job to do so...

Many people use social networking to obtain information like date of birth, postal code etc to hack Yahoo Ids.

In Short Social Networking is a smart way to hack. It not only reduces the possibilities to get caught but also increases the possibilities to get succeed.