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chained_bear commented on the word pretexting
I hear social engineering much more often than pretexting, but they're both pretty good terms for what they describe.
August 15, 2008
whichbe commented on the word pretexting
Is that like cold reading?
john commented on the word pretexting
Also, psychic SMS.
I believe another term that's similar is social engineering.
sionnach commented on the word pretexting
Ooh. I read a book about this kind of stuff by that former most wanted hacker dude, Kevin Mitnick.
A technique in which a person obtains confidential information by pretending to be someone who has legitimate access to that information. (From WordSpy)