Social engineering: the biggest risk to Internet security

Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 3:52 PM EST

It is far easier to get vital information from a person than it is to extract it from a well organized and protected computer system. That's seems like a fantastic statement, but it is absolutely true. If a complete security architecture is deployed, maintained and followed, then it is very difficult to penetrate systems. But humans are another problem entirely.

At Tom's Hardware.

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