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Social Engineering: You are Your Own Best Defense

What is "social engineering" and how can it lead to a cyber attack into your computer, accounts or mobile devices?

You may have heard the term "social engineering" as it relates to cyber attacks into people's computers, accounts and mobile devices. This month's edition of OUCH! explains what social engineering is, how cyber attackers use social engineering to get what they want, and the different ways people can detect it.

OUCH! is a free monthly security awareness newsletter published by the SANS Institute, a leading information security training and certification organization. You can access the newsletter here: OUCH! | November 2014.