The art of social engineering: Are you being conditioned?

As we get better at securing our computer systems, we are discovering that the weakest line of defense is, in fact, the human being. Social engineering is the dark art of manipulating people. Social hackers might want access to a building, to get hold of information they aren’t supposed to have, or simply to increase their status in society. Social hackers have been glorified in movies like Catch Me If You Can and Six Degrees of...