CompTIA PenTest+: Social Engineering Attacks

CompTIA PenTest+
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Social engineering involves the psychological manipulation of people and it's used to trick them into divulging information or performing certain actions. In this course, you'll learn how social engineering attacks are performed and how they can be used by attackers. You'll explore the pretext for a social engineering approach, as well as various social engineering attacks such as e-mail phishing, vishing, short message service, phishing, universal serial bus drop key, and watering hole. You'll then learn about tailgating, dumpster diving, shoulder surfing, and badge cloning physical attack methods. Lastly, you'll examine social engineering impersonation techniques, methods of influence, and tools. This course is one of a collection that helps prepare learners for the CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-002) certification exam.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    provide an overview of the pretexting phase of social engineering
    differentiate between whaling and spear phishing e-mail phishing attacks
    recognize the characteristics of a short message service (SMS) phishing attack
    describe the dangers of lost and found thumb drives
    provide an overview of the vishing attack method
    describe the characteristics of a watering hole attack
    list characteristics of a tailgating attack
  • provide an overview of dumpster diving attacks
    describe how shoulder surfing can lead to data theft
    list characteristics of badge cloning attacks
    describe how impersonation attacks work
    differentiate between social engineering attack tools
    list methods of influence that can be used in a social engineering attack
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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