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As strange as it may seem, one of the oldest tricks in the hacker's repertroire is what hackers call “social engineering”. In other words, conning someone into revealing a password or a credit card number. Beware of email or even phone calls from people purporting to be a systems administrator asking you for your password or other sensitive information. If someone contacts you asking for this information, do not give it to them under any circumstances.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|