Social Engineering and the IRS
Social engineering is still very effective:
More than one-third of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees and managers who were contacted by Treasury Department inspectors posing as computer technicians provided their computer login and changed their password, a government report said Wednesday.
This is a problem that two-factor authentication would significantly mitigate.
Posted on March 22, 2005 at 9:54 AM • 12 Comments