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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Attack methods

Based on a previously defined social engineering attack process, there are five different methods which could be beneficial for understanding, recognizing, socializing, and preparing the target for your final operation. These methods have been categorized and described according to their unique representation in the social engineering field. We have also included some examples to present a real-world scenario under which you can apply each of the selected methods. Remember that psychological factors form the basis of these attack methods and to make these methods more efficient, they should be drilled and exercised by social engineers regularly.

Impersonation

Convincing your target by pretending to be someone else or a person from ...

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