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DEFINITION: Pretexting is a form of social engineering in which an individual lies about his identity or purpose to obtain privileged data about another individual. A pretexter may then use this data to engage in identity theft or corporate espionage. Pretexting may be employed by telephone or email, through customer service instant messaging or a company Web site. A pretexter may use a variety of strategies  … 
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Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this free trial download today and see how Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 features triple threat protection that defends against identity theft, confidential data leakage and all Internet threats.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

Kaspersky Lab

Online Trial: Rational System Architect
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Try IBM® Rational® System Architect® V11.3, which enables business managers and IT professionals to plan, model, and execute changes to improve their business strategy and process as well as the IT systems and infrastructure that support them, enabling successful enterprise planning and transformation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 04 Nov 2009

IBM

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Symantec Protection Suite creates a protected endpoint and messaging environment that is secure against today's complex malware, data loss and spam threats, and is quickly recoverable in the event of failure.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Premiered: 18 Jun 2009

Symantec Corporation

InterScan Messaging Hosted Security (IMHS) Trial
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Many traditional email security solutions take up too much time and are not as effective as they should be in stopping spam. Hosted email security by Trend Micro provides unlimited email scanning capacity with always-up-to-the-minute security that is continuously tuned and optimized 24x7.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 21 Aug 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Software
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer delivers all-in-one monitoring for the data center. A single interface provides a view to the availability and performance of servers and network and storage devices on a network. It eases troubleshooting without agents.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Webroot Enterprise Spy Audit
sponsored by Webroot
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Spyware is a dynamic threat that requires a dedicated solution to defeat it. This free IT download performs a spyware audit throughout your system to provide a clear view of the system's status, helping you manage the threat of harmful intruders.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Premiered: 16 Oct 2006

Webroot

Network Management Solution: WhatsUp Gold
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
TRIAL SOFTWARE: WhatsUp Gold is the most intuitive, comprehensive, and cost-effective network management toolset available today.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2011

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Trialware
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Access this trial software by Symantec and discover the benefits of effective endpoint security.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Premiered: 21 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

IBM Lotus Sametime Demo: Unified Communications and Collaboration Solution
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: IBM Lotus Sametime software provides an easy-to-use unified communications and collaboration solution with the policy controls and security features your business requires. Check out this demo to see how IBM Lotus Sametime can be used in everyday business situations to quickly and efficiently communicate and drive business success.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

CA eHealth Performance Manager Demo
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT DEMO: Download this demo to learn how you can proactively monitor performance of data and voice networks, physical and virtual systems, environmentals, databases and client/server applications across IT, all from one interface, before your business is negatively impacted.
Posted: 23 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 23 Oct 2009

CA Technologies.
 
 
SOCIAL ENGINEERING DEFINITION (continued): …  to obtain personal information. In one scenario, for example, the pretexter might call an individual claiming affiliation with a bank, survey firm or credit agency. In another scenario, a pretexter might claim to be a customer, client or employee of a company to gain access to phone or electronic records. After establishing trust with the targeted individual, the pretexter might ask a series of questions designed to gather key individual identifiers (like social security numbers, mother's maiden name, place or date of birth, or account numbers) under the guise of needing to confirm the individual's … 
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