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List the different types of social engineering

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Any method of trying to trick someone into giving away personal information or sensitive data.


Phishing - hundreds of emails being sent out in one go pretending to be from a reputable organisation. Usually includes a link to a fake website where they enter their details.


Shouldering - looking over someone's shoulder physically or recording with a device whilst they enter personal data onto a device.


Blagging - messaging someone to build a relationship of trust and then asking for money or personal details. Usually paying money to try and get someone out of a made up situation.


Pharming - changing a web browsers local settings so that a fake website opens when it looks like you're accessing a genuine website. Information collected as data is entered. Cross between phishing and farming.

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