JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Dec 30 21:50:18 UTC 2002
The contexts and goals are different. "Social engineering," as I understand the term, is a hacking/cracking term describing ways to gain computer network access by assuming a fake identity over the telephone. "Pretexting" is a term used by private investigators and regulators, and it refers to somewhat similar methods used, particularly by investigators, to gain information about individuals.
From: Grant Barrett [mailto:gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG]
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 4:18 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: "pretexting"
Does pretexting differe substantially from "social engineering," or
would it merely be one of many items which might fit under that
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