Think you're secure? Think again

Mitnick, a security consultant who was once imprisoned for five years for stealing source code, paints a disturbing picture of how easy it is to use social engineering to bypass expensive security systems.

Speaking at a recent LANDesk user conference in Florida, Mitnick said the No. 1 target in companies today is the help desk, which has access to critical systems information. So hackers find an employee name and call the desk pretending they've lost their password to see what the desk will ask for in terms of authentication. Think you're secure? Think again - Network World

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 30th September 2006 8:06AM