The term "social engineering" refers to a wide range of malevolent behaviour. Let's concentrate on the five most popular attack methods used by social engineers to target their victims for the sake of this study. Phishing, pretexting, baiting, quid pro quo, and tailgating are examples.
Phishing is the most common type of social engineering assault. Phishing attacks take advantage of human error to steal passwords or spread malware, commonly through infected email attachments or malicious website links.
In today's world, social engineering is often regarded as one of the most successful methods for obtaining information and breaching defences. Because technical protections (such as firewalls and overall software security) have become significantly stronger at defending against outside entities, it is so effective.
The art of manipulating, influencing, or deceiving you in order to obtain control of your computer system is known as social engineering. To acquire unauthorised access, the hacker may use the phone, email, snail mail, or direct contact. Examples include phishing, spear phishing, and CEO fraud.
The only important role social engineering plays in the cyber world is to instil a sense of security; otherwise, it serves only a negative purpose, as these attacks cannot be completely eliminated due to unforeseeable innovations in the cyber world, but they can certainly be mitigated by being aware.
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