Under the Hoodie 2019

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So You Think You Can Hack...

Our latest Under the Hoodie report shows that social engineering is here to stay for attackers. Whether you’re a pen tester or a security pro, these are the attack techniques you need to be aware of when shoring up (or testing) your defenses.

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Note the URI prefix associated with each “attachment.” The first image (A) has the URI with the familiar https://mail.google prefix. The second image (B) isn’t actually an attachment at all, but an image with a web link. Attackers (or pen testers) may use lookalike graphics, images, and links to lure recipients into a false sense of safety, only to click on corrupt files or be led to lookalike domains where they forfeit over credentials into hackers’ waiting hands.

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