Social engineering is the technique by which an attacker can make a person do something that is not usually in their best interest. In this article, we will look at a few common ways Social Engineers try to manipulate you.

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Remember the Nigerian scammers sending you emails about the rich prince that needs your help? All you had to do was transfer a thousand dollars in exchange for a multi-million dollar fortune.

There are similar scams that have circulated the internet: The IRS scam, Lottery scams, and so on. …


Manish Shivanandhan

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