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Originally Posted by jayd512 Social Engineering at its finest, eh? I suppose it is, indeed. Though thinking of such things makes one able to protect himself from those kinds of ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Social Engineering at its finest, eh?
    I suppose it is, indeed. Though thinking of such things makes one able to protect himself from those kinds of designs. Though under Windows, I'd just read the sam file, while I would have system access, through the 8086 mode. (Don't try this at home, Both kids and adults, but if you don't feel referenced to by this, tell me how I should call you and I'll add it to the list.)
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    OYG

    I didn't mean to start a war, I just meant "holy cow 17 years!"
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    OYG

    I didn't mean to start a war, I just meant "holy cow 17 years!"
    War, where?

    I don't see any war.
    I do see a conversation, which might be a bit of topic, but is nonetheless civilized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bemk View Post
    War, where?

    I don't see any war.
    I do see a conversation, which might be a bit of topic, but is nonetheless civilized.
    Ah A civil war!

    (Sorry took two posts for that one )

    Social engineering is the biggest weakness in any system. It doesn't matter how secure or buggy something is while it is run by human beings. A bit of flattery may well bypass anything

    A company I worked at actually (secretly) hired some white hats to try and socially engineer their way into our systems. We were all geeks and they failed miserably!
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Social engineering is the biggest weakness in any system. It doesn't matter how secure or buggy something is while it is run by human beings. A bit of flattery may well bypass anything
    Ain't it the truth! After all, even if the aforementioned bug never existed, there would still be the issue of User Issue.

    A company I worked at actually (secretly) hired some white hats to try and socially engineer their way into our systems. We were all geeks and they failed miserably!
    I know those folks... and I have to give them full credit on effort!
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