Security: Low Technology Tools Highly Effective for Hacking Businesses
By Dick Weisinger – May 11th, 2015
While businesses increasingly are beefing up security controls to prevent hackers from the outside from penetrating their computer systems, they often overlook their vulnerability from within their organization. Low-tech hacking techniques for gaining access to systems can be very effective.
3M recently conducted an experiment with the Ponemon Institute to uncover security vulnerabilities due to human factors. It turns out that people within an organization provide a variety of easy vulnerabilities for hackers to exploit. In the experiment, white cover hackers were sent undercover as a temporary or part-time worker into businesses. After only two hours of being on site, in 88 percent of the trials, the hackers successfully obtained sensitive information. Researchers wandered the area and were able to take pictures of computer screens and pick up and take document that…
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