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Old 08-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Even Computer Security Pros Vulnerable to Scams

Two researchers attending the Black Hat hacking conference demonstrated how they tricked security experts into letting their guard down online. The security pros fell for the very same tricks they are paid to warn others about. This technique is also known as How hackers make friends.

A relatively simple ruse persuaded dozens of prominent security analysts to connect on their social networking Web pages with people who weren't friends at all. They were fake profiles, purportedly of other well-known security pros. The scam was designed to expose the trust that even some of the most skeptical Internet users display on some of the most insecure sites on the Web.
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