In Pictures: 9 classic hacking, phishing and social engineering lies

Whether it is on the phone, online or in person, here are ten lies hackers, phishers and social engineers will tell you to get what they want

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Can you hold the door for me? In 5 security holes at the office, Nickerson notes a common tactic for entering a secured building unseen is to hang out in the smoking area and wait to be let in by an unsuspecting employee.

"A social engineer’s best friend is a cigarette," said Nickerson.

In other cases, social engineers will simply tell building employees that they’ve lost their access card or badge, and need to be let in, a technique known as tailgating.

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