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Penetration Testing with Perl by Swizec Teller

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Chapter 11. Social Engineering with Perl

Social engineering is an act of pretending or pretexting to be someone to influence a client victim into trusting you enough to elicit corporate or personal information, and even to lower security clearance. This type of attack relies on the fact that the human factor in any security protocol can often be the weakest link and is quite often a physical penetration-testing vector. In this chapter, we use Perl to enhance this type of attack by automating the processes that were once done by hand and took precious time during the penetration test. This includes the following topics:

  • Combining our gathered information with the manipulation of web pages found on compromised web servers
  • Cloning web pages for phishing ...

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