Social engineering takes advantages of one of the greatest vulnerabilities of a client – the people who work there. As a pen tester, one of the easiest ways to gain access is by tricking authorized users into giving up sensitive information. Learn about the basics of phishing, including spear phishing, SMS phishing, and whaling.
- We've already covered a lot of material.…But if you've noticed we haven't really even talked about…specific attacks or exploits.…That's because as a good Pentester,…and in order to be successful on the PenTest+ Exam…you've got to understand how to lay the foundation first…before you just launch off and start with your attacks.…It's time now to move into the official domain 3.0,…which covers attacks and exploits.…In this domain we're basically going to be covering…the material that equates to 30% of the entire exam.…
So for the PenTest+ Exam they're going to focus mostly…on this domain more so than any other specific domain.…We're going to cover all the different attacks and exploits…that you'll be responsible for on this exam.…We'll start with social engineering.…This type of attack is one of my favorites,…because you get to trick people.…Basically, again, you're being the bad guy and trick people,…or coerce them in some cases,…into violating security policy.…The beauty of it is it depends on people's willingness…
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