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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I’m late and in a hurry! Please just let me in! In a famous scene in the social engineering classic "Sneakers," Robert Redford pretends to be a father (complete with birthday cake) late for his daughter’s birthday party while another cohort acts as a delivery person. The tag team manages to distract and fluster the guard at the door enough to easily get Redford into the building without the proper credentials.

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