Positive manipulation tips and tactics

The aforementioned tactics are used for negative manipulation. However, there are some targets that these tactics cannot apply to and at times a social engineer may also prefer some positivity in the attack. The following are some positive manipulation methods.

  • Disconnecting emotions from the attackA social engineer cannot afford to use his or her real emotions in the attack. This will open the attacker to manipulation from the target which is a reversal of the whole attack. That is why a social engineer acts like his or her pretext. His or her mind has to differentiate between the real person and the pretext. Fake emotions are used but the attacker never lets the emotions leak down to his or her ...

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