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 Definition Use of online social engineering methods in order to persuade a victim to part with personal details such as online banking logins, in order to perpetrate fraud. [d] [e]

Link to add?

would Web of Trust be a link to add, or would it be considered spam? I don't want to forum, but I use both it and site advisor and have found them to be helpful in steering away from potentially harmful sites. Thanks Ched Davis 23:31, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Terminology issue here: I need to go look at that link, but my first association with Web of Trust is with the Pretty Good Privacy. It's reasonable to put informative links into an External Links subpage; this gets created as a blank tab when you create the basic metadata. You can try doing that here if you feel comfortable, or I can set it up.
Links can be commercial if not advertising; some of the security vendors have very informative pages. Of course, one always has to be sure links stay active. It is a good idea to discuss, in the main article, the idea of blacklisting and whitelisting, which probably also need their own, more general articles.
We do need social engineering and some related areas that make phishing possible; indeed, see deception for a broader context on that, to which social engineering might link.Howard C. Berkowitz 23:42, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Nice Work

Nice work on this article by the way. Having a quality article like this give a new user (me) a real feel for how to contribute constructively. It gives me a good guideline on how to proceed with adding content to new articles. Ched Davis 06:53, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Very nice progress

I like this. We probably should be sure to indicate this may well be the primary malware vector these days, and that it's intimately tied to botnets.

Perhaps a list or subpage about when to suspect phishing? You do that nicely when talking about specific software/services. I'm tempted to document a few that almost fooled me.

Caveat: since I do live in the fishing village of Chatham, Massachusetts, your spear phishing now has put unfortunate images into my mind: hook phishing, bottom dredge phishing, trawl phishing... Howard C. Berkowitz 16:42, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Article on methods

Tactics Sandy Harris

Shamir on new threats & a post-crypto world Sandy Harris 05:58, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

sophisticated methods Sandy Harris 13:31, 1 March 2013 (UTC)