QOTD - Mogull on Social Engineering

People, by nature, are unpredictable and susceptible to manipulation and persuasion. Studies show that humans have certain behavioral tendencies that can be exploited with careful manipulation. Many of the most damaging security penetrations are, and will continue to be, due to social engineering, not electronic hacking or cracking.
-- Rich Mogull, research director for information security and risk at Gartner (in 2004), now Analyst & CEO at Securosis.

Src: Old scams pose the 'greatest security risk' - CNET News

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