Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kevin Mitnick shows how easy it is to hack a computer

Kevin Mitnick: 'The only thing McAfee is good at is making videos' - 16 Oct 2013 - Computing News: ". . . . Mitnick demonstrated how easy it is to hack a computer, even when secured by the latest McAfee AV client, which he claimed was fully patched. He explained that the simplest form of attack is to identify a specific individual target in a firm, then research them on social media in order to tailor a message to them that will make them more likely to open an infected attachment.
"The attacker only has to find one person to open a PDF, so you do the attacks surgically. LinkedIn is the best tool - you search for networks and positions. You might want to target sales and marketing, because they're the most likely to comply with my request. So you find out who they communicate with, their partners, customers and suppliers. You can then spoof communications that appear to come from a trusted source. . . ." (read more at the link above)

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