Attributes to exploit to be a Successful Social Engineer!

social engineering
I just read an article which talks about the seven deadly social engineering vices. It seems to be spot on and accurately depicts what would happen. The question is:  What really makes social engineering effective besides having a charismatic characteristic and the ability to spontaneously come up with lies to overpower the victim’s ability to comprehend what is really happening.

Those seven attributes are:

  1. Curiosity 
  2. Courtesy
  3. Gullibility
  4. Greed
  5. Thoughtlessness
  6. Shyness
  7. Apathy

By exploiting any of these attributes on a clueless victim based on their individual personalities and with some research, attacks can be very successful.

View the orginal article to see how those seven attributes can be used (effectively) The link is here for the article: http://goo.gl/VefXJ

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