6 Basic But Effective Online Security Tips with Jordan Harbinger
People who think they’re too smart or savvy to get scammed are the perfect target for social engineering scammers. Today’s guest is Jordan Harbinger. Jordan is a lawyer, speaker, entrepreneur, and educator. In addition to hosting the amazingly popular Jordan Harbinger Show, he is a consultant for law enforcement, military, and consulting companies, a member of the New York State BAR Association, and the Northern California chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists.
- [0:47 ] - Jordan introduces himself and describes his popular podcast that has been active for 14 years.
- [1:35 ] - In the early 90s, as a middle schooler, Jordan discovered his interest in hacking and social engineering.
- [3:50 ] - As time went on, Jordan began messing around with cell phones he found.
- [6:17 ] - What really got Jordan interested in social engineering was listening in illegally on other peoples’ phone calls for hours.
- [8:14 ] - In these phone calls, he listened to “real drama.”
- [9:16 ] - Because of this, 13 year old Jordan realized that people are complex systems but can certainly still be reprogrammed.
- [10:20 ] - Jordan shares a story of someone he listened to when tapping into phone calls and what he learned from it as a teen.
- [14:47 ] - Manipulating someone who has a big ego or is narcissistic is one of the easiest triggers for social engineering.
- [17:23 ] - The easiest people to manipulate are the ones who think they are too smart to get caught up in a scam.
- [18:50 ] - As a teen, Jordan was always shocked at some of the things he tried that worked.
- [21:16 ] - Imagine what older and more technically savvy adults could do if Jordan as a 13 year old could figure out so much.
- [24:02 ] - Jordan and Chris reflect on how unsafe and naive society was in the 90s.
- [27:40 ] - Getting scammed is one of the worst feelings ever.
- [29:14 ] - Social engineering scams are very sophisticated these days.
- [31:40 ] - You can still trust people, but you have to be careful. If you don’t trust anyone at all, you’ll be miserable.
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