Disadvantages Of Social Engineering
One of the biggest problems that can come from Social Engineering is someone having their entire identity stolen. No matter the outcome Social Engineering allows for an individual’s personal information to be abused by someone else. Not only can someone’s personal information be used to hurt others as well. An example of this type of Social Engineering is used when an individual makes an attempt to scam a family. The individual may make it appear as if a family member is hurt or in danger, playing on the family members emotions they may convince them to send money in order to help. But, while there are many bad sides to Social Engineering, there is some good that can come from it.
Many don’t believe that the effects of Social Engineering can be completely reduced. One positive impact that Social Engineering has on society is that it allows for new and innovative ways for individuals and society to protect themselves. Social engineering brings awareness to the threat of hacking and cyber-attacks on innocent individuals. Making people aware of just how easy it is to have their information stolen will help them in their efforts to protect themselves against these