Ryan Heartfield

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While existing security mechanisms often work well against most known attack types, they are typically incapable of addressing semantic attacks. Such attacks bypass technical protection systems by exploiting the emotional response of the users in unusual technical configurations rather than by focussing on specific technical vulnerabilities. We show that(More)
<i>Social engineering</i> is used as an umbrella term for a broad spectrum of computer exploitations that employ a variety of attack vectors and strategies to psychologically manipulate a user. Semantic attacks are the specific type of social engineering attacks that bypass technical defences by actively manipulating object characteristics, such as platform(More)
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