"Social Engineering" is a security term used
to describe the process of gaining important information, or access to it, from
another person through deceit. It is one of the most commonly used methods of
hacking. The ‘social engineer’ counts on our natural instinct to be helpful,
and will often use such tactics as posing as a co-worker about to depart for
a field assignment and needing access to someone’s office.
Take a look at the picture on the next page. Can you tell
if one of these people is a social engineer?
Can you spot a social engineer in this group?