Social engineering, in the context of information security, is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. This is a type of confidence trick for the purpose of vital information gathering. It is a term that describes a non-technical attack that relies on human interaction and tricking people to break normal security procedures. Criminals have been using social engineering tactics because it is comparatively easier that other attacks. The most important thing you can do to prevent being socially engineered yourself is to always be as vigilant as you can and being aware of common tricks puts you one step ahead of the game. Just to give you an idea of how easy it is to obtain someone’s password, watch this video.