CISSP Practice question #44

What could an attacker who is vishing do?
A: Calling our dispatch trying to get information through social engineering.
B: Use a modem to call different numbers, looking for an answer with a modem carrier tone.
C: Driving around trying to gain access to unsecured or weak security wireless access points.
D: Disrupt our wireless access points by transmitting noise on the wireless channels we use.

CBK 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Source: ThorTeaches.com practice tests

Answer


A: Vishing is phishing over the phone, it is a common and effective form of social engineering.

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12 Comments

    1. Igor Vojnoski Good point, I maybe used the wrong word “opposite”. Most learn phishing as the practice of emails for social engineering. Your statement is true, not the exact opposite, but maybe another alternative to the standard phishing schemes.

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