Towards Automating Social Engineering Using Social Networking Sites

  title={Towards Automating Social Engineering Using Social Networking Sites},
  author={Markus Huber and Stewart Kowalski and Marcus Nohlberg and Simon Tjoa},
  journal={2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering},
A growing number of people use social networking sites to foster social relationships among each other. While the advantages of the provided services are obvious, drawbacks on a users' privacy and arising implications are often neglected. In this paper we introduce a novel attack called automated social engineering which illustrates how social networking sites can be used for social engineering. Our approach takes classical social engineering one step further by automating tasks which formerly… CONTINUE READING
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