Welcome to the 4th episode of our Security Culture Campaign! On today’s show Matt Konda talks Gift Card Scams. This topic is less technical and more social engineering focused, but it is relevant to developers and general audiences alike.

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The takeaway is - any time you are asked to use a gift card, or, for that matter to do anything “urgently” - you should think twice or three times.

It also means that as we build systems, we should be cognizant of what is reasonable to ask for from a user and design systems and processes that are robust to social engineering without putting undo onus on the user.

The Jemurai Security Culture Campaign Series is a stream of topical content released every Thursday intended to help developers think about security in a particular area. The content will be available in associated videos, podcasts and blog posts.

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Matt Konda

Matt is a software engineer. He's our CEO and former Chair & OWASP Board Member.