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Re: Google Declares War on the Password
said by Kearnstd:Social engineering already is the most popular way to obtain passwords and also the easiest.
social engineering will likely grow in popularity as a form of hacking. Why brute it when you can gain access right through the side doors.
It's scary how effective a little social engineering can be and how easily people fall into the trap.
For instance, the classic method of sending emails pretending to be legitimate ones, with a link to a fake website for the user to log in. As long as you can get past the spam filters, you're guaranteed to get quite a few hits.