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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
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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

Monitor, Manage, and Report--Infrastructure Management Made Easy
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: This free IT monitoring tool provides the ability to monitor, manage and report on up to 30 servers, applications and devices.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 04 Jun 2014

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MapXtreme Java v4.8.1
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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

Symantec IM Manager
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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
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Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
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Posted: 21 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

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HP GlancePlus
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Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Webroot Enterprise Spy Audit
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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

Sophos Email Security Appliances
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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.

CORE IMPACT Pro V10
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Posted: 30 Dec 2009 | Premiered: 30 Dec 2009

Core Security 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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