Digital Social Engineering Threatens Cybersecurity
Dr. Hassan Mustafa, Dean, Department of Mass Communication, Al Falah University, Dubai, UAE.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 4016-4025 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A5253119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A5253.119119
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Abstract: This study aims to explore the role of social engineering in threatening cyber security by clarifying the concepts related to social engineering and its seriousness due to unlink to devices and equipment in general and its dependence on addressing the human psychic mechanisms known for curiosity. The study is based on the descriptive analysis studies that were based on the survey methodology using the questionnaire as a data collection tool, which was distributed to 98 respondents. The study found that the majority of the respondents had no idea about social engineering, and many of the females were rapidly clicking the links.. The study found that m these links can be attractive. The study found that there are significant differences between digital social engineering and hacking of phones and computers.
Keywords: Social Engineering, Cyber Security, Social Networking, Hacking, Interactive Links, Digital Social Engineering.
Scope of the Article: Cyber Security