What is Social Enginering in the field of Hacking?
Robert (Hacker) calls Michael and pretends to be a Google employee, Here is the
Robert: Hi Michael I am Robert a Google employee
Michael: OH How are you doing?
Robert: Me fine. I am here to inform you that Google is performing a security update on all Google accounts and we therefore need to install those securities updates on
Michael: Yes kindly install those security updates.
Robert: Thanks for your interest in our security updates we will require your account
password for installing it.
Michael (Victim) has become a victim of social engineering, he will give out his password thinking that the person whom he was chatting was a Google employee.
Note: The Hacker will create an account similar to
You may receive an email from saying that your computer is infected with virus and to eliminate this virus you need to install a tool. The tool will not eliminate virus from your computer but instead it will give access to your computer and all data stored on
Remember: Never give out details, or secure information such as your passwords. Use passwords that aren’t anything to do with your age/DOB/FirstName/Surname etc. All of that can be found too easily.
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