Massive Top 100 security tips. Part I. Social Engineering

Posted: 31/05/2012 in Uncategorized
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  1. 1. Don’t leave password notes on your desk, under your keyboard / phone / table. You could use an password manager instead.

    2. Don’t provide people information that they should not have.

    3. Always check the credentials if someone is asking for non-disclosed information. (This could be your credentials, or the password of your username).

    4. Hackers often impersonate (Spoof) users to gain information. Be aware of this threat.

    5. With social engineering comes the threat; Theft of financial information. Hackers use phishing or spear phishing techniques to request confidential information, such as account details.

    6. Never provide sensitive information via email. If someone tries to get you to give out personal data, passwords, and other sensitive information via your email, don’t do so. Always call back to the real source and confirm if such a request is needed.

    7. Be skeptical of anyone that tries to get personal data, passwords, and other sensitive information from you. Always be skeptical if anyone tries to get information from you. Normally, it is very rare for a company to make you give out any information, so you should never do so if you haven’t checked the source first and are absolutely confident about it. It is your right not to give out any information unless it is under extreme circumstances.

    8. Beware of people that call you on the phone and try to make you provide your personal information, passwords, and other sensitive information. Always be skeptical if someone calls you on the phone and tries to get your personal information, your passwords, and other sensitive data. Always be skeptical and never give out any information to strangers.

    9. You will never get 100M USD via an e-mail contact. Spammers use various techniques to gain information from you. They will act like they have money waiting for you and all they need is your credentials. Be aware of this threat.

    10. The FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams. if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.

    If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.

    11. Social engineering can strike you anytime.

    12. Social engineering is an method that is used to obtain informationn and let people do what you want them to do.

    13. Attackers might use various methods to obtain their information.

    14. When you get an security warning take it seriously!

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