Vishing: Hacking Without Code

I came across this video about vishing and it struck a chord – we worry so much about hackers breaking into our server/site/computer/phone we forget there are other ways to access not only your data but take over your online accounts.

In the video, they say Vishing is voice solicitation – basically just using a phone. The woman manages to take over the guy’s email account over the phone!

I’m aware that many businesses’ biggest security holes come from employees opening malware attachments or giving out their passwords to a phony IT worker. Often they will use their business laptops on public wi-fi hotspots without using a VPN. This, though, takes the cake.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Comments are closed