On Wednesday 11 June 2008 07:15:55 pm Rory Browne wrote:
> > Social engineering?
> > Is that naughty?
>> Not sure if this is a serious question, but if you, phone someone
> falsely claiming to be an employee of their company, asking for
> confidential information ( such as usernames/passwords ), that is
> considered to be social engineering. That is naughty.
It was a serious question.
I never heard the phrase "social engineering" before.
But now I google for it I see it is in common use
among ILUG-like people for what oldsters like me call "con artists".
I was wondering only today when I got a request for my password
from supportz at eircom.net why "social engineers" are so often illiterate.
But now I am told the engineering connection ...
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