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Blake Dowling: The latest in social engineering & digital fraud — hacking a person

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Social engineering refers to the manipulation of individuals into divulging confidential information as part of an elaborate con. In some ways, it can be the first step in digital fraud. Last week, I received a call from “Verizon,” asking me for the password of our account. I asked the chap what his name was; he said “John.” I informed “John” it was a bad day to be in the fraud business and said I would need his password. See what I…

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