Case Study on Social Engineering Techniques for Persuasion

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Executive Summary

There are plenty of security software in market; each claiming the best, still the authors daily face problem of viruses and other malicious activities. If they know the basic working principal of such malware then they can very easily prevent most of them even without security software. Hackers and crackers are experts in psychology to manipulate people into giving them access or the information necessary to get access. This paper discusses the inner working of such attacks. Case study of Spyware is provided. In this case study, they got 100% success using social engineering techniques for deception on Linux operating system, which is considered as the most secure operating system.

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