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- Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206177xavierwest888Participant
Title says it all, no matter what your take is on CEX’s I hope the one thing we can all agree on is that this recent spat of calling social engineering a hack is super disingenuous and undermines crypto for the worse.
A hack implies, through no fault or action of my own, that an institution I am a customer of has in some manner lost control over my funds and/or personal details. In this scenario, short of hiding in a cave, devoid of all human society, there was nothing I could do to prevent this.
A social engineering event is just a glamourous way of saying that due to my ignorance or greed or both that I allowed myself to be scammed by giving information that I should have kept private to another whose motives were foul. In this scenario all I had to do was keep my mouth shut and my fingers off the keyboard and nothing would have happened.
People need to just man up and admit that THEY made the mistake, that THEY were in the wrong and that the CEX did nothing wrong and couldn’t have stopped it from happening.
This is basically you handing over your money to another person and letting them walk away only to then tell the media that they ’embezzled’ all the funds out of you. No, you just stupidly handed them over and now you feel dumb and ashamed about it.Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206178Fragmented_Logik
I wish they would phrase it as social engineering in articles or something.
But click bait pays the bills.
My dad sent me the Coinbase “Hack” telling me to pull my money. 2 mins into the article I saw people fell for an email phising scam and willingly gave away their username and password AND even their 2FA! But my dad saw “hack” in the title which is about as long as the human attention span.Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206179Bucksaway03
Social engineering/scamming is just a means to an eventual “hack”
Most major hacks these days occur because of social engineering. Hacking something due to a flaw in code isn’t as easy as people make it out to be.
We automatically randomly phish our company once a month, without fail 5% of people click dodgy emails with approx 1% entering details. If we perform a more targeted, less obvious phish that rate actually jumps to 20 and 5%.
Take those numbers and apply them to the masses and its no wonder people are getting “hacked” so often.Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206180ALiteralHamSandwich
I agree that “I got hacked” is often misused and the person should really be saying “I did something dumb”Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206181Maxx3141
Social engineering is just a modern sounding word for scamming someone.
If social engineering is hacking, people were “hacked” thousands of years ago, before we even had electricity. You can also get “hacked” by phone or in person! And even some wars in human history were caused by “hacking”.
Saying social engineering is “hacking” because hackers use this technique (among many others) does simply show that you don’t understand causality.Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206182deathbyfish13
>Unlike traditional cyberattacks that rely on security vulnerabilities to gain access to unauthorized devices or networks, social engineering techniques target human vulnerabilities. For this reason, it’s also considered human hacking.
Social engineering is still hacking, even if it’s not the stereotypical basement dwelling, matrix screen, dorito dust fingered hacking that is shown in moviesFriday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206183CleanData45
Both are hacking techniquesFriday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206184Malixshak
Both are scam/theft, we giving stealing a technical nameFriday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206185Wonzky
Never assume anyone on the internet is telling the truth. A “victim” could very well be just another scammer looking for a paydayFriday, April 1st, 2022 at 00:44 #206186Jxntb733
Illegal gains are illegal gains
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