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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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Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

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GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 8
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 8 is a network vulnerability management solution that scans the network and performs over 15,000 vulnerability assessments. It identifies all possible security threats and provides tools to patch and secure networks.
Posted: 19 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 19 Apr 2007

GFI Software

Spector 360: User Activity Monitoring Across Windows, Mac, and BlackBerry Devices
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Posted: 23 May 2013 | Premiered: 23 May 2013

SpectorSoft

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

Trend Micro

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Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 04 Nov 2009

IBM

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Microsoft

ESET Online Scanner
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Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2011

ESET

Online Demo - Vulnerability Management & Policy Compliance Overview
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Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 09 Apr 2007

Qualys, Inc.

Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite
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Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension
 
 
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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