Online job hunting has become so popular lately, joining trends from other aspects of our lives. Quite a few employers choose to spread the word about job openings via online professional networks. But at the same time, cybercriminals sharpen their skills in stealing personal, contact or financial details by posing as legitimate job advertisers and using applicants’ details to commit fraud.
Social Engineering: sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie with Tom Cruise doesn’t it? Unfortunately it’s not, it’s something real. Social engineering, in the context of security means the art of manipulating people to share personal or confidential information. Employed online, it’s essentially about eavesdropping, exploited through Trojans, viruses and so on.
Which are you more concerned about from an internet security stand point, honestly? Your Facebook account or your bank account? According to a recent study conducted at Forbes, if you answered ‘your bank account,’ you are wrong.