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Re: Social Engineering
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 22:09:12 +0100

On 2005-12-30 elite.coder () ntlworld com wrote:
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?

Social engineering cannot be mitigated through software. That's the
whole point about it. I suggest you re-read "The Art of Deception".

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers
-- 
"All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
becoming available."
--Jason Coombs on Bugtraq

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