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Tolga Ünlü

Since my focus is currently on security, a lot of my friends and family members (specifically those who do not work in IT) are thinking that cyber attacks are performed by a genius group or individual conducting very technical attacks that they would never be able to understand. Some of them are but many of them are not and are rather simple and even boring from a technical perspective - which by the way doesn't mean that they are not dangerous. For example, I explain to them what social engineering is and they then see that this is not so much different from what they know or have experienced from crimes in the real world.