Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
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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The Book is written and arranged in the style of a textbook. It's a bit of computer security and a bit of personal safety. It lacks depth. Also, I found it repetitive, framing, conditioning eliciating described in the book are similar. The writer's Examples are repeated over many times. I was skimming paragraphs, but page 100 I was skipping entire pages.
Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human HackingUser Review - Joycec - Goodreads
This book gives a good overview of how we get hacked and/or taken advantage of. It's great insight into how trusting we can be and how others can use this to exploit us. There are parts that are way too technical for most of us but overall the book was worth reading. Read full review
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