On Monday, the security experts revealed that sharing on social media supports hackers to enhance “spear phishing” attacks as they find a deceptive way to peep in to the computers .
Ulisses Albuquerque of the security firm Trust wave said that customizing deceptive messages sent to people to quirk them into clicking on links or opening files full of viruses is Spear phishing. Posting publicly on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, pint rest and other online venues give hackers silage to copycat the ways of writing and the words they use., And people are not aware of it.
Albuquerque and Joaquim Espinhara are in Las Vegas this week at a premier Black Hat security conference to present a talk titled “Using Online Activity as Digital Fingerprints to Create a Better Spear Phisher.”
A software tool created by the Trust ware security consultants uses the “fingerprints” the way people interact by probing and exploring the online postings.
This software tool dissects posts at social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to ascertain writing styles.
A hacker not capable to break into a company’s computer network possibly will write a credible email feigning to be from a friend of an employee and add an attachment or link that, once clicked, releases mischievous code.