Welcome to the introductory article of the Social Engineering series. In this article you will get to know whats social engineering.
So whats hacking? Hacking is an art of using things in a way they aren’t supposed to be used. Thats a quite broad definition then why most of us are stuck with hacking websites and machines? Why most of us don’t try to hack the admin or the users?
Ever dreamed of getting into restricted areas like boss? Ever dreamed of hacking people with spoofed emails containing malicious files? If yes, read along.
What is Social Engineering?
Our professor WikiPedia says,
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information
And according to me, manipulating or influencing people to make them do what you want is called Social Engineering.
For example, when you know your friend likes fame so you can create a malicious page which asks for her credentials and claims to give her 5k followers on instagram, that’s social engineering. But social engineering is beyond that and thats why I am required to write this whole series.
In this series, you will learn the various techniques to make people like you, trust you, techniques to get past security, vishing, phishing, ways to influence people, various psychological tricks, gathering information about your target etc. Actually it would be better if I could make videos but I can’t arrange that at present.
I don’t know what to write else in this introductory article but I would say that social engineering is going to be the best thing you will learn in IT because there’s no patch for human stupidity.
So I hope you will enjoy this series!
Keep Learning! Keep Hacking!