A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that knowledge base programs can be used to create powerful knowledge bases that can be utilized for social engineering purposes.
The study was published online March 17, 2017 in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
The research team created a database that included over 200,000 articles from a broad range of sources.
The researchers also included hundreds of questions about the subject.
In addition to creating a broad list of topics to answer questions about, they also asked participants to answer specific questions about each topic.
“We wanted to know what people knew about specific topics,” said study author Stephanie Schmid.
“If we can find out what people know, what they know, and what they don’t know about specific things, then we can potentially make better decisions about how to use these knowledge bases to further our goals.”
The researchers found that people who have a stronger knowledge base are more likely to be able to answer multiple questions about a subject.
The ability to answer different questions can be an important part of social engineering, as people are more willing to divulge information to a stranger.
However, this study was done with the assumption that people with stronger knowledge bases were more likely than others to respond to multiple questions.
For example, one participant said that the person who asked the most questions about him was not his real name, so he didn’t know that the questioner was trying to recruit him.
The results show that the people who responded to multiple surveys were more willing than those who did not to share information.
Schmid added that social engineering can be achieved through several different ways.
For instance, it can be done by making sure that the participants who answered questions were interested in participating.
They can be asked to use a tool like an online questionnaire, which is a form of feedback that asks participants to rate how they would rate the responses.
The researcher found that the more interested the participants were in participating in the study, the more likely they were to respond.
Schampht said that even when the questions were vague, participants who were interested would be more likely be able and willing to share.
The students were also able to create an environment where they were not expected to answer every question.
They created a website where they could post their answers and ask other participants questions about them.
In order to create such an environment, they created a fake answer and posted it on their website.
Schamps research found that using social engineering tools to target people and to trick them into thinking that they are interested in them can be effective.
“The research shows that people can learn something from the experience, but that the social manipulation can be even more effective,” said Schmid, “and the results are even more significant when it comes to getting people to disclose information they otherwise wouldn’t have.”
The study is part of the University’s online knowledge resource collection, the knowledge resource.org, and was funded by the National Science Foundation.
The work was supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (grants R01MH082097 and R01MA032571).
The study also includes contributions from David W. Maresca, David B. Ziebart, Matthew C. Ziegler, Thomas M. Schuster, and others.
The full paper is available online.