Impressive demonstration of social engineering

Jess shows the host of Real Future what a vishing call is by taking over his mobile phone account in 30 seconds. It involves a recording of a crying baby.

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  1. I showed this video today to two friends of mine who are IT security professionals to get their reactions to it.

    They had me stop the video right at the beginning part, when it is stated that Jessica spoofed the guy's cell phone number. They then both informed me that it is an incredibly difficult feat to spoof someone's cell number, and basically can only be done by the service provider itself.

    The video glosses over the spoofing part as if it is taken for granted that anyone could do it, but it is actually the most challenging aspect of this entire hacking attempt by far, according to my friends.

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