social engineering

social engineering
   A method used by intruders to collect password information from genuine users by false pretenses.
   Social engineering can take many forms.
   For example, a potential intruder telephones a busy technical support department, claiming to be a new service engineer who has just lost his password. Rather than go through the appropriate procedures, the technical support person assigns a new password over the phone and implements it on the system so that the new engineer can use it immediately.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • social engineering — ➔ engineering * * * social engineering UK US noun [ U] ► SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the artificial controlling or changing of the groups within society, usually according to particular political beliefs: »He argues for American style social… …   Financial and business terms

  • Social engineering — may refer to:* Social engineering (political science), efforts to influence popular societies on a large scale. * Social engineering (security), the practice of obtaining confidential information by manipulating users. * Social Engineering… …   Wikipedia

  • Social Engineering — bezeichnet: Social Engineering (Politikwissenschaft), Anstrengungen zur Veränderung oder Verbesserung gesellschaftlicher Strukturen Social Engineering (Sicherheit), zwischenmenschliche Beeinflussungen mit dem Ziel, unberechtigt an Informationen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • social engineering — n. the application of methods regarded as similar to engineering techniques in their emphasis on practicality, efficiency, and moral neutrality in an effort to solve a social problem or improve the condition of society social engineer n …   English World dictionary

  • Social engineering — Ingénierie sociale (sécurité de l information) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ingénierie sociale. L ingénierie sociale (social engineering en anglais) est une forme d escroquerie utilisée en informatique pour obtenir un bien ou une information …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Social Engineering — So|cial En|gi|nee|ring 〈[soʊʃəl endʒıni:rıŋ] n.; s; unz.〉 = Human Engineering [<engl. social „sozial“ + engineering „Maschinenbau“, zu engine „Maschine“] * * * Social Engineering   [ səʊʃl endʒɪ nɪərɪȖ, englisch] das, , Sozialwissenscha …   Universal-Lexikon

  • social engineering — noun : management of human beings with respect to their place and function in society : applied social science * * * noun [noncount] formal : the practice of making laws or using other methods to influence public opinion and solve social problems …   Useful english dictionary

  • social engineering — Planned social change and social development; the idea that governments can shape and manage key features of society, in much the same way as the economy is managed, assuming that adequate information on spontaneous trends is available through… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Social Engineering — So|cial En|gi|nee|ring [ ɛndʒi niəriŋ] das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. social engineering, zu engineering »Bedienung von Maschinen; Technik«> Einbeziehung sozialer Bedürfnisse des Menschen bei der Planung von Arbeitsplätzen u. maschinellen… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Social engineering (political science) — Social engineering is a concept in political science that refers to efforts to influence popular attitudes and social behavior on a large scale, whether by governments or private groups. In the political arena the counterpart of social… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”