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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

IBM Tivoli Live Monitoring Services Demo
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: Watch this demo to see how Tivoli Live can help you manage the health and performance of your data center's resources—including operating systems, virtualized servers, middleware and applications.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Premiered: 20 May 2011

IBM

Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
sponsored by Microsoft
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ISA Server 2006 from Microsoft helps protect your IT environment from Internet-based threats while providing your users with fast and secure remote access to applications and data.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 25 Sep 2006

Microsoft

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.

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

Symantec IM Manager
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Symantec IM Manager 8.2 seamlessly manages, secures, logs, and archives corporate instant-messaging traffic with certified support for public and enterprise IM networks.
Posted: 15 Jun 2006 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

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

Best for Business: Security and Manageability on the Chip
sponsored by Intel Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: This demo explains how to secure and manage notebooks with Intel Centrino2 with vPro technology and desktops with Intel Core 2 processors with vPro technology.
Posted: 12 Aug 2008 | Premiered: 11 Aug 2007

Intel Corporation

Sophos Virus Removal Tool: Free virus detection and removal
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download your complimentary copy of Sophos Virus Removal Tool, a free antivirus solution that will identify and remove viruses from your computers quickly and easily.
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Premiered: 09 May 2013

Sophos, Inc.

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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