Not everyone is affable. Some of us find it really hard to be around people. Especially, people with lower intelligence.
I detest people. And I am not the only one in the world who does.
People like me find it hard to socialize. We can’t be with people.
So, what do we do? We master ‘The Art Of Social Engineering‘.
Because, Social Interaction is hard!
Well, not all of us. Only those who are more inclined towards computers. Especially, Hacking!
Which most of us usually are.
Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
We use tools to extract information about the potential target. Then, we find a loophole. And from there, it is as easy as eating a piece of pie.
One of the most common example of Social Engineering is ‘Phishing’.
Phishing attacks are used to trick victims into providing confidential information. A few examples include; creating a replica of facebook page or hooking a certain IP address so that any and all data that flows through can be recorded by the attacker.
All Social Engineering Techniques rely on one important fact; Gaining Information.
Information like; phone number, email-id, work place, location, IP address, service provider, family history, friends, regular contacts, etc.
Social Engineering is all about Research, Planning and Execution!
And it is fun.
A bit like stalking. Highly efficient, extreme and detailed way of stalking.