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RE: Social Engineering
From: "Ryan Chivers" <rchivers () comcast net>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 13:56:00 -0500


That movie was very well done...  but many parts were unbelievable.
Nevertheless it is one of the best little films that "no-one knows about".

If I remember correctly, Mitnick claimed to be from Sun Microsystems on that
call.

IF Tsu ever did work for Sun, he might have possibly had access to their
private IntraNET.  That is where presumably he went to find out if the
person claiming to be from Sun actually was.  (Think employee
directory/phone extension listing)
 
To my knowledge, there is really no other way to check something like that
unless you are already on the "inside" of an organization.



-----Original Message-----
From: coder [mailto:elite.coder () ntlworld com]
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 1:07 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Social Engineering

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 ;)

Thanks

~Davie Elliott



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