Medicon Engineering Themes (ISSN: 2834-7218)

Research Article

Volume 2 Issue 4

Hacking Human: Hacking the Weakest link in the Security Chain

Eman Ali Metwally1* and Haytham Tarek Mohammed2

Published: March 31, 2022

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“Social engineering (SE) is the art of operating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information”. It is unique of the best creative and active means of achievement access to secure systems and gaining sensitive information up till now wants negligible technical knowledge. SE does not certainly need a big amount of official information in instruction to be successful. SE depends on person’s psychology such as interest, courteousness, unwariness, greed, inattentiveness, wariness, and indifference. This paper shows the state of the art attacking methods especially SE and its countermeasures that will help the user be more secure and aware of these attacks.