The Truth about Obligations

Many people probably don’t think about the concept of obligation being an aspect of influence. However, what is obligation?…

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Emotions and Motivations

The field of social engineering deals heavily with human motivation. In order to influence people's behavior and feelings, it is…

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SecureNinjaTV RSA 2014 Chris Hadnagy Human Hacking & Non Verbal Communication

At RSA 2014, SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb interviews Chris Hadnagy-Chief Human Hacker and discusses the book, “Unmasking the Social…

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RSA 2014: The Wrap Up

Social-Engineer, LLC loaded up cast and crew to spend the week in San Francisco for RSA 2014.  We were an hour into the first day and…

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“Help Wanted” Leads To Identity Theft

As professional social engineers, we would like to think that we are better than average at protecting our personal information and…

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Super Bowl 48 and Social Engineering

Social engineers have now exploited the Super Bowl's defense for the second year in a row. Matthew Mills, a conspiracy theorist and…

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Scarcity and The Social Engineer

To understand how scarcity works for the social engineer, let's first look at the concept in social psychology.  It is described as…

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Fear Feeds The Scammers

Phobias are irrational fears experienced by some people when they are exposed to certain situations or objects. Unlike mental health…

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