Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Social engineering, part of CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Cert Prep: 7 Managing the Network.
(dumpster bursts open)…- Got it!…One of the most oldest,…yet still well-respected forms of Social Engineering,…is good old Dumpster Diving.…You'd be shocked how much information…people leave in their trashcans.…On an average household,…if you let me actually do legitimate dumpster diving…for about a week, I'd pretty much guarantee you…that I would have all of your passwords,…I'd certainly have your bank account information,…and I'd probably be able to do…just about any nefarious thing I wanted to to you.…
The one thing that stops dumpster diving cold…is real simple: it's called a shredder.…Anybody who shreds their stuff…really kinda shuts this opportunity down because,…I'm not gonna put those little pieces of paper…back together.…So, when it comes to dumpster diving,…just remember, use a shredder, that's all you really need.…The other thing that we run into,…and is almost as old as dumpster diving itself,…is something called Shoulder Surfing.…
I just had the creepiest feeling!…I don't know where that came from.…Oh look! I just got a message from PayPal.…
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Skill Level Intermediate
1. Managing Risk
2. Protecting Your Network
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