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We are moving towards a world that is becoming more technologically adept and so are bad actors like cybercriminals, hackers and fraudsters. Technology related crimes are on the rise. Social engineering is the term used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. Phishing, Vishing and Smishing are forms of Social Engineering attacks.
Phishing is when an imposter poses as a valid organization or a service provider and seeks sensitive data such as passwords or personal data. Phishing is a form of Social Engineering.
Vishing is over-the-phone phishing that attempts to trick users into disclosing sensitive data over the phone. The word vishing comes from two words: voice and phishing.
Smishing is phishing through text messages that attempts to trick users into disclosing sensitive data. The word vishing comes from two words: SMS and phishing.
#DidYouKnow | The best form of defense against Social Engineering attacks is awareness and common sense.
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