In my latest blog post for Network Solutions, I explain vishing, or voice-based phishing attacks. It is a more modern and sophisticated version of a crank call. Only instead of being placed by bored teenagers, it is a very targeted and dangerous call that can get you to do the caller’s bidding. The vishers are getting more clever at constructing their lures and scams. Spoofing isn’t the only tool these guys abuse. Another is the underpinning of any good social engineering effort: collecting as much data about you as possible, to make their request more personal and more believable. My post has several suggestions to keep in mind the next time you get one of these calls.