Social Engineering Attack comes with psychological manipulation to deceive People to the point of them releasing thier confidential data’s.
7 Ways To Protect Your Self:
- Reduce Your Curiousity Rate.
Remember that curiosity killed the cat ,I know it’s human nature to be curious, but nevertheless, you should always watch out for every action you take, e.g (a)inserting unknown USB or cords into your device or computer..(b) inserting directly of disk delivered to you from unkown sources e.t.c. are things you should be careful with.
- Delete Requests Of Personal Information Or Password.
No one should be contacting to you for your personal details or password be it through your email, via a phone call, it’s a scam, even if you are chatting with friends and strangers, if it gets to the point of releasing details, trust no one, social Engineers are smart and tricky..
They can attack you even with your closest friends or family i.e They attack your closest family or friends, then take over thier socail media accounts or emails and use it to run their attack on you making thier victims two
- Secure your device[PC or Mobile Phone].
Do you know what, keep your device safe, install firewalls, email filters,sms filters, and antivirus softwares, I will recommend using of Next Generation Antivirus e.g Kaspersky Antivirus, For Call & SMS Filters I will recommend Truecaller and for email filters you can use Blue Mail.
- Avoid Clicking Suspicious Links and Sites.
Apart from that you can also make use of URL REAVEALER to uncover the destination of urls that is the original url of a particular link sent to you from unkown Sources of from friends who you don’t trust.
- Resist Baiting Techniques.
- Identify Scareware Techniques
- Beware the Quid Quo Pro