Chapter 10 Psychological Weaknesses

Baiting and social engineering, both psychology-based attacks, can be some of the best tools in the arsenal of the Zukin. While systems can be patched, better intrusion detection systems can be brought online, and higher grade locks can be installed, there is no fix for human gullibility.

Even when processes and training exist, in an attempt to shore up the human weakness, most people still want to be helpful and still want to avoid confrontation. Given basic knowledge of how to conduct social engineering attacks, we can bypass some of the most sophisticated security on the market, simply by being invited in.

Baiting

According to legend, a (probably fictional) hero in the Ninjutsu history named Sasuke Sarutobi ...

Get Ninja Hacking now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.