What is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering Explained

Social engineering is like a trick that bad people use to make you do something you wouldn’t normally do. It’s like a burglar pretending to be a delivery person to get into your house. They trick you into giving them your trust so they can steal your stuff or hurt you.


Countermeasures To Social Engineering
  1. Don’t share personal information online, like your full name, phone number, or address. It’s like not telling strangers where you live or how to contact you.
  2. Don’t click on links or download things from people you don’t know. It’s like not taking candy from strangers.
  3. Don’t give out your passwords or let people use your computer or phone. It’s like not giving someone the key to your diary.
  4. Check with a trusted adult if someone asks you to do something that feels weird or wrong. It’s like asking a teacher if it’s okay to go somewhere with a stranger.


Real-World Scenarios And Countermeasures

📧 Scenario: You get an email that looks like it’s from your bank, asking you to click a link and enter your login information.
🛡️ Countermeasure: Don’t click on the link. Instead, go to your bank’s website directly and log in from there. Banks won’t ask you to give them your login info by email.

🕵️‍♂️ Scenario: Someone you don’t know sends you a friend request on social media and starts asking you personal questions.
🛡️ Countermeasure: Don’t accept the friend request. It’s like not talking to strangers in real life. If someone you don’t know tries to talk to you online, tell a trusted adult.

🕵️‍♀️Scenario: A person calls you and says they’re from the government and you need to pay them money or they’ll arrest you.
🛡️ Countermeasure: Hang up the phone. The government won’t call you to ask for money, and they won’t arrest you without a good reason. If you’re not sure, ask a trusted adult before doing anything.


👀🕵️‍♂️ Remember, social engineering can happen to anyone, but you can protect yourself by being careful and not giving out your trust too easily. Stay safe online!