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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

PowerBroker Password Safe: Security, Compliance, Productivity
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Uncover how PowerBroker Password Safe can help you secure access to privileged accounts, effectively preventing intentional or accidental harm and malicious activity that can be devastating to your business.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Apr 2013

BeyondTrust Corporation

A free Demonstration of Panda Cloud Systems Management
sponsored by Panda Security
SOFTWARE DEMO: Watch this demo for a cloud-based remote monitoring and management solution that can help you gain full visibility and proactively detect problems within your IT environment to improve overall operational efficiency.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 17 Jul 2013

Panda Security

HP Network Automation 9.00 Evaluation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
TRIAL SOFTWARE: HP Network Automation software tracks, regulates, and automates configuration and software changes across globally distributed, multi-vendor networks.
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 16 Jul 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Sophos Email Security Appliances
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
PRODUCT DEMO: The Sophos Email Security Appliance offers high-capacity, high-availability security for your email network, delivering protection updates every five minutes and providing the most up-to-date email security available.
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 | Premiered: 18 Apr 2006

Sophos, Inc.

Join SafeNet Authentication Free Trial
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Experience low-maintenance and low-cost authorization controls by downloading your free 30-day trial of SafeNet Authentication Service, a cloud-based solution featuring token and self-service capabilities.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 10 Jan 2014

SafeNet Asia Ltd

ESET Online Scanner
sponsored by ESET
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ESET Online Scanner is designed only to detect and remove threats via on-demand scan and is not a permanent proactive antivirus solution. To receive complete proactive protection, get a free custom business trial and find out why IT pros worldwide recommend ESET for server-to-endpoint security.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2011


Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
sponsored by Trend Micro
PRODUCT DEMO: Trend Micro Hosted Email Security is independently rated #1 for anti-spam as it blocks 99% of spam 100% of the time. Download a FREE trial version.
Posted: 21 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Beta
sponsored by Microsoft
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Forefront Security for Exchange helps protect your email infrastructure from infection and downtime through an approach that emphasizes layered defenses, optimization of Exchange Server performance and availability, and simplified management control.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 26 Sep 2006


Increase security and ROI: The benefits of Intel vPro technology
sponsored by Intel
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Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2010

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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