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Re: Google Declares War on the Password

said by Kearnstd:

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.

Social engineering already is the most popular way to obtain passwords and also the easiest.

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.