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Re: Social Engineering
From: Clay Ye <clay.ye () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 10:21:52 -0800


I also read part of Kevin Mitnick's "the art of deception" (haven't
finished it). I don't think such a program exist, and the best way to
minimize/prevent social engineering is company security policy and
employee training, to keep everyone aware of such ways to get info
from your company. Maybe that's why Kevin Mitnick is busy giving
workshops. (Read from their websites)

Clay Ye

On 12/30/05, coder <elite.coder () ntlworld com> wrote:
Hello everyone,

I am currently planning on writting a thesis on social engineering, I have
been fascinated with this subject since I watched Hackers 2/Takedown and
read Kevin Mitnick's book.

Now before I fully take on this idea, what products currently exist to
minimize/prevent social engineering? If anyone saw Hackers 2/Takedown,
Tsutomu Shimomura used a program that could tell him if the person on the
phone actually exists in a company, does this sort of software exist?

Sorry, if this is in the wrong mailing list, but I didn't see a "Social
Engineering" mail list ;)


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