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What is Social Engineering (or Social engineering or social manipulation in French)

It is the art, the science of manipulating people in order to get something from them without them realizing it. Influence or abuse of a person's confidence in obtaining property or information generally about a computer system (password, sensitive data). It is therefore the famous human fault.

Social Engineering does not require high technical competence, and can therefore be practiced by everyone. Anti-virus do not protect you from the social engeenering.

? [How to protect yourself?]

  • [x] Never give sensitive information on the Internet to someone you do not know physically
  • [x] Change your passwords regularly.
  • [x] Always be vigilant and do not believe very special offers, enticing etc ...
  • [x] Stay informed about computer attacks and scams.
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