Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking (Google eBook)
The first book to reveal and dissect the technical aspect of many social engineering maneuvers
From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and explained by using real world examples, personal experience and the science behind them to unraveled the mystery in social engineering.
Kevin Mitnick—one of the most famous social engineers in the world—popularized the term “social engineering.” He explained that it is much easier to trick someone into revealing a password for a system than to exert the effort of hacking into the system. Mitnick claims that this social engineering tactic was the single-most effective method in his arsenal. This indispensable book examines a variety of maneuvers that are aimed at deceiving unsuspecting victims, while it also addresses ways to prevent social engineering threats.
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking does its part to prepare you against nefarious hackers—now you can do your part by putting to good use the critical information within its pages.
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Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human HackingUser Review - Peter - Goodreads
Interesting and eye opening. Quite broad scope, so naturally going to have parts that aren't as interesting as others Read full review
Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human HackingUser Review - John Fredrickson - Goodreads
Very interesting book. It covers a wide range of material, ranging from reading people, to influence, to techniques of deception, all in the interest of achieving (or subverting!) security. Read full review
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