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Chapter 6

Security, Spear Phishing and Social Engineering

Abstract

This chapter discusses the way the human brain works, and how this makes us easier for hackers to manipulate and predict. It examines the security breaches at retailer Target and security firm RSA Security to illustrate different types of cyber attack. It also examines the concept of social engineering, discussing how it is aided by the information people give away freely on social media. It concludes with recommendations for both businesses and consumers to better protect themselves.

Keywords

Privacy
security
cyber
Target
RSA
phishing
spear-phshing
social engineering
Stuxnet
FireEye
Adobe

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