In the world of information security, ‘social engineering’ is a term that describes a non-technical way of hacking that relies on the hacker to collect information to bypass normal security controls. It is the art of manipulating users into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
Hackers find social engineering tactics very useful because it is usually easier to exploit user’s natural inclination to trust than it is to actually compromise your system. For example, it is much easier to fool someone into giving their password than it is for to try hacking their password.
SecurityOrb.com has provided a list of common tricks and ways to avoid them below: