Tales from the road: Think before you speak

  I recently went for a meeting at a company’s office. This company had a few floors in a shared office building. Due to a large amount of black coffee being consumed during the lengthy meeting I needed to find the ladies room before departing. Thankfully there was one in the reception area of the […]

Simone – A social media investigation

Speaking around the world about social engineering one question comes up almost every time. Why is social engineering so successful? A key success factor in a targeted attack is good research, knowing the target and how to manipulate them. I have been gathering and analysing intelligence on people, places and companies for many years now. […]

Reconnaissance for Social Engineering: Tales from the Road

When it comes to reconnaissance and open source intelligence, research often seems like a digital battle. Using endless pieces of software, sites and APIs, we use technology to fight for the data we want. It is easy to forget how much valuable information is out there in the real world, being given away unwittingly, if […]

The not-so-secret life of boarding passes

  Have you ever thought about what your boarding pass might say about you? I don’t mean “oh look at me, I’m flying in Emirates Business Class”, but what data you might be leaking publicly on that anachronistic piece of paper you discard in the seat in front of you. Turns out it is an […]