Social engineering – hacking without the hardware

Always on top of all security-related shenanigans, Bruce Schneier takes a look at the type of hacking that is most effective, not to mention cheap – social engineering. As our lives become increasingly interwoven with our technologies, our tendancy to trust the systems that surround us seems to inflate in sympathy, and that suggests that social engineering – or confidence tricks – aren’t going to go away any time soon.