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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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Cisco Spam & Virus Blocker Frees Up Hours and Inboxes for Small Businesses
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CASE STUDY: Spam email continues to be a big problem, even for small businesses. LUNAR, a product development consulting firm, had a major spam problem despite having just 50 employees. They found relief with Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker. This case study details how LUNAR and other small businesses implemented and then benefited from this Cisco software.
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The Bot Threat
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Social Engineering: Hacking People, Not Machines
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WHITE PAPER: Hackers are often portrayed as technical geniuses plying their trade through the use of complex computer code. But gaining access to a computer can be as simple as fooling someone into a revealing a password. Read this paper to learn more about social engineering threats and how to defend against them.
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IT@Intel Brief: Enterprise Security Benefits of Microsoft Windows 7
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Intel
 
 
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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