This social engineering trick makes breaking into email accounts scarily easy

June 19, 2015

We’ve all heard of phishing attacks, but a new type of social engineering hack that uses your mobile phone to trick you is a little scarier.

I came across a Symantec video that explains a new way that attackers are trying to get into your email account. The idea is simple: if you want to reset someone’s password, all you really need is their mobile number.

The anatomy of the attack in the video is fairly simple, but surprisingly effective.

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