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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

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.

Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite
sponsored by Lumension
TRIAL SOFTWARE: A new wave of vulnerabilities is threatening our endpoints and browsers at a much greater rate than operating systems and servers, which is why the SANS Institute has ranked “patching client-side software” as the number one security priority.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension

IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this software demo to see how the IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack works in conjunction with Lotus Domino and other applications to provide excellent collaboration capabilities and numerous other benefits.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

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

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

Lumension Endpoint Security: Device Control and Application Control
sponsored by Lumension
TRIAL SOFTWARE: The increase of new technologies that enable remote data access 24x7, the escalating sophistication of cyber criminals and rising insider risks have forced organizations to change their approach to endpoint security and data protection.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension

ExtremeZ-IP: Could ExtremeZ-IP Help Your Business?
sponsored by Acronis
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Find out if ExtremeZ-IP is right for your environment and can deliver a better experience for Mac users and your IT department.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 15 Oct 2013

Acronis

Join SafeNet Authentication Free Trial
sponsored by SafeNet Asia Ltd
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

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
 
 
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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