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Rachel Tobac is a social engineer. In this episode we hear how she got started doing this and a few stories of how she hacked people and places using her voice and charm.

Learn more about Rachel by following her on Twitter https://twitter.com/RachelTobac or by visiting https://www.socialproofsecurity.com/

Daniel Miessler also chimes in to talk about AI. Find out more about him at https://danielmiessler.com/.


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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Assembled by Tristan Ledger.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Mixing by Proximity Sound.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.



JACK: When I was in college, a scammer called me up. [MUSIC] He’s like, look, I’m not selling you anything or even telling you what to do. I just have information about a stock and I wanted to share it with someone, and you were just the lucky guy I found in the phone book. Listen; Stock Z is gonna go up next week. That’s all. I’ll call you back next week to prove it. I was like, alright, that was a strange call. Whatever. Yeah, he calls me back in a week and sure enough, the stock he told me about went way up. He was spot on. He was all excited about how much money he made. But I told him, you just got lucky, and he should cash out and take a trip somewhere.

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