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The REAL SOURCE of Network Break-Ins – Social Engineering

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Despite what happens in the movies, statistics show that most system break-ins DO NOT occur because a hacker hacks his way in using computer tricks.  Instead.  Most break-ins are accomplished using what hackers call “social engineering,” meaning they call a person up on the phone, pretend to be a system administrator or repair person, and trick that unsuspecting person into giving out his password.


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