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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

MapXtreme Java v4.8.1
sponsored by MapInfo Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: This IT Download, MapXtreme Java, provides a Java mapping engine which facilitates optimized location intelligence on the desktop, over the internet, or through an intranet.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Premiered: 10 Mar 2008

MapInfo Corporation

Innovators Demo Part II - Your Collaboration Destiny Continues
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: Embark on this interactive journey with the Innovators agents. They clearly show you how to think differently, act differently, communicate and collaborate in new ways - even while on the move - making you and your team more productive and connected.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Premiered: 17 Jun 2010

IBM

Symantec Protection Suite Challenge
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this demo to take Symantec's Protection Suite Challenge and see how your network security stacks up so you can focus on your business.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 28 Jul 2009

Symantec Corporation

Spector 360: User Activity Monitoring Across Windows, Mac, and BlackBerry Devices
sponsored by SpectorSoft
PRODUCT DEMO: Spector360 puts you in front of the problem, whether it's data breaches, employee fraud or productivity losses, so you can take immediate action, minimizing any impact and improving your organization's efficiency. Click to download a free trial of Spector360, and start Monitoring 10 Employees for Free!
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Premiered: 23 May 2013

SpectorSoft

HP GlancePlus
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Keep business applications running smoothly and efficiently. HP GlancePlus software arms your organization with powerful system performance monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. It enables you to easily examine system activities, identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, and tune your system for more efficient operation.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Unified Security Management: Real-time Threat Detection
sponsored by AlienVault
TRIAL SOFTWARE: This free trial software allows unifies tools for intrusion detection, asset discovery, vulnerability scans, real-time threat intelligence, and SIEM/event correlation in one easy-to-use and affordable solution.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 24 Mar 2014

AlienVault

Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Check out this download to see how the Orion Network Configuration Manager aids in managing network configuration files in multi-vendor network environments, monitoring changes to device configurations and ensuring compliance with federal and corporate policies.
Posted: 14 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 14 Jul 2009

SolarWinds, Inc.

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

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
 
 
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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