The weakest link in most digital networks is the person sitting in front of the screen – the defining feature of the Internet of People (IoP). Because that’s where, through cunning and manipulative tactics, unsuspecting recipients can be tricked into opening toxic links. Little do they know, however, they’ve unwittingly opened the gates to digital catastrophe.
Of course, I have nothing against people. In fact, some of my best friends are people! But digital devices, left to themselves, are essentially immune from social engineering scams. Unlike people, they are not impressed with amazing free offers, nor are they moved by urgent pleas for cash from an acquaintance who claims to be stranded in some obscure location or terrible circumstance.