Security Awareness Updates

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Social engineering is a term you often hear IT pros and cybersecurity experts use when talking about Internet threats like phishing, scams, and even certain kinds of malware, such as ransomware. But its definition is even more broad. Social engineering is the manipulation or the taking advantage of human qualities to serve an attacker’s purpose. It preys on a number of human traits to gain an advantage: curiosity, fear, desire, doubt, empathy and sympathy, ignorance, naivete', inattentiveness, and complacency. This blog entry from Malwarebytes helps you recognize potential attacks and counter them.

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