scammedIn light of the upcoming “capture-the-flag type” type contest at DEF CON, this is as good a time as any to talk about social engineering. There is no technical solution to this issue. Humans cannot be patched (I am paraphrasing from a t-shirt that I saw at a conference). So, we need to help people recognize a scam when they see one.

In a CSO Online article they talk about the favorite ‘pick-up’ lines of social engineers. These and some stories shared by the publication’s readers are pretty instructive, so I will mention a few of them here for everybody’s benefit.
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