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First time I've read this

(Anonymous)
Hi Gadi,
this is the first blog post I have seen where someone explicitly talks about sales rapport and examines someone trying to build it in a sales situation. Well done. Insightful.
Greg@sellingandpersuasiontechniques.com

Re: First time I've read this

Thank you for your feedback!

What do you think on her techniques?

Re: First time I've read this

(Anonymous)
I found this article through Dark Reading, and read it with interest. I like your psychology approach to Information Security.

Social engineering's roots are based on sales techniques. Once you engage someone and/or convince them to trust, you have an advantage.

In this case, a pretty face, warm presence, touch, and disarming conversation, encouraged you to have and to maintain a longer conversation with the sales girl than you normally would have.

I've met Kevin Mitnick and Frank Abagnale and they are both very personable. Their ability to simulate trustworthiness is a very powerful tool in a social engineer's (and sales person's) arsenal.

Here's another similar interesting article:
http://neuronarrative.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/the-psychology-of-grifting/

Thanks for the good read,
Phil Agcaoili

Well, she was definitely flirting with you since she has denied almost all your alternative solutions for "being stuck at an airport for like eight hours".

Jet Charter

NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

(Anonymous)
[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

http://en.rian.ru/world/20110327/163235937.html

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