Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them
Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

Let’s have a look at some of the Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them. So that next time you must be alert from such kind of attacks to secure your privacy.

Social networks and services around on the internet are insanely popular among the people. Almost every person on the globe has at least single social media account. This highly intensified interests of the users on the social media are focused by some troops that are generally having negative intentions, these people are commonly known as hackers. The motive of the hackers is to distract people, gain access to their important digital information by breaking the network securities or by making fool of them. There are quite a common two types of techniques that the hackers use reputedly and most of the time gain success. Their major techniques involve the social networks and the related services. More often the people on social media never care about the hacking and subtly they get easily trapped due to this reason. Here in this article, we have written about all the tactics and techniques used by hackers on the social networks to hack the information. This is to make the people aware of such techniques so that they won’t get stuck into it.

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Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

Below we had listed some of the attacks that you should know about so that in future you can easily detect them to get secured in this virtual world. So have a look at these attacks below.

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#1 Phishing Attacks

Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them
Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

These genuine looking links that are sent to you through emails, messages etc take you to the login page. It then asks for your account credentials which if you will fill will be shared to the connected hackers with the link. These sort of hacking method is simple to be justified and detected as it ends with asking for the account login and returns with the error of processed.

#2 Watering Hole Attack

Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them
Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

This technique is all similar to the Phishing technique but now the source for trapping visitors is trustworthy websites. The hackers induced malware inside the true websites that are visited by numerous people. The hacker gets the details of the visitors when they click on the poisoned links and fill up the credential fields. The rest you know it happens like phishing only. To protect from water hole attacks toy must have powerful anti malware and antivirus installed on your device. Also, use the strong protection in the web browsers!

#3 Pretexting

Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them
Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

Through this Kind of technique, the hackers plot a great story to become genuine in sense of people. They adapt any well-known authority credentials and fake it to the people whom they text or call. After that, they commonly tell a service with the offer and after all that all for the important details. Those who provide their information gets trapped while those deny making a good way out.

#4 Tailgating

Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them
Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

This is kind of way that trappers use to get inside some personal or restricted areas with some important information placed there. The trappers trick the people by genuine spoken stories or words, hence gain their trust. Once these strangers gain trust they would likely to pierce into your important information within few days. Never trust any stranger very soon and give away your details to prevent from these attacks!

#5 Baiting

Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them
Common Social Engineering Attack Tactics and How to Prevent Them

Providing any competitive and paid stuff to the users for free of cost and inducing the malware inside it before distribution. This technique is more often used and the people never find this attack. Be assured that you only download the apps, software pure tools through the trusted websites only!

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Please take the whole information given on this article to be serious and always care about these hacking traps while using the technology or networks. Till now there is only this kind of techniques that the hackers utilize to hack through social engineering but no one can say about the future techniques that they could develop. We said this because we wanted to convey that even the protection of methods cannot fully ensure the security! Yet you can make sure that to the highest possible extent you are remaining secure. We hope that you liked this article, please take some time to share this article and comment your opinions too!

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Karanpreet Singh
Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.