Social Engineering, the USB Way

By | June 7, 2006

We recently got hired by a credit union to assess the security of its network. The client asked that we really push hard on the social engineering button. In the past, they´d had problems with employees sharing passwords and giving up information easily. Leveraging our effort in the report was a way to drive the message home to the employees.

The client also indicated that USB drives were a concern, since they were an easy way for employees to steal information, as well as bring in potential vulnerabilities such as viruses and Trojans. Several other clients have raised the same concern, yet few have done much to protect themselves from a rogue USB drive plugging into their network. I wanted to see if we could tempt someone into plugging one into their employer´s network.Read Full Story

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