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7 Deadly Sins That Get Users Hacked

How users and their endpoints are leveraged by the bad guys to eventually find their way to critical data

Common knowledge has it that users are the weakest link in the IT risk management world—particularly negligent or uneducated users. But how exactly are the bad guys taking advantage of this ignorance or lack of care to break into users' endpoints and corporate accounts? Many of their methods involve just a little bit of psychological sleight of hand because phishing and social engineering tend to play a part in most attacks. Here are some of the worst ways users make themselves open to the onslaught.

 

About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.

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