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[Discuss] OT: cartoon about cryptography

jc at wrote:
> It sort goes along with,
> though the details are all rather different.
> The name for the general concept seems to be
> "social engineering" these days.

Actually, no, the xkcd comic depicts "rubber-hose cryptanalysis":

It's similar to social engineering in that a technical attack is not
being performed on the cryptography, but social engineering is the art
of extracting secrets by manipulating people, often without their
awareness, rather than using coercion.



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