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