Protecting Yourself From People Like Me

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As a pentester, part of my job is running social engineering exercises. To be successful, I look for information I can use that will make my communication appear more authentic, and can be used to create attack vectors. These are the same tactics a bad actor will use to gain personal information on targets and it’s important to be aware of these tactics to protect ourselves and our loved ones. I believe it’s important to be aware so we can all make calculated choices about what we want to allow to be disclosed that ultimately can affect our lives. Think of it as creating our own personal risk model, if you will. This article will focus on four keys things: OSINT What personal information can be uncovered on the Internet How this information is found How to take back control of this information First up – OSINT. OSINT is an....

June 16, 2023
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