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 & Technology 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 this audiobook provides.
©2011 Christopher Hadnagy (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Read Wikipedia directly and save yourself from these platitudes. No valuable or unique insights provided for anyone with more than zero previous knowledge.
Yes, the tools for information gathering would be useful for any endeavor in life.
Great stories, cases for how to protect yourself against non-hacking infiltration, and knowledge to be a more aware employee of an organization.
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This is one great book for anyone interested at least a minimum in psychology and how we humans tick.
And, we learn how to stay a bit more secure at work and home. great job and thanks for sharing your insight, Chris!
read this book. even if you just interact with people this book can b very useful.
For it's genre, it's right up there with my favorites.
The concepts and actual real world examples were very entertaining and interesting.
Interesting and eye opening. Quite broad scope, so naturally going to have parts that aren't as interesting as others
The topic can be explained with less terms and less words about how smart the author is compared to others. Boring overall. Kevin Mitnick's and Bruce Schneier's are way more engaging and fun.
Overall, I enjoyed this audiobook; it provided a solid overview of social engineering, but typically refrained from diving into actionable takeaways. This book is a better overview than how-to guide.
The book has FANTASTIC information and fun stories. You can learn a lot here. However, this book needed a better editor, there is so much FLUFF it will drive you mad. BEFORE each chapter you will be told 6 times what hes going to tell you in the chapter. in the MIDDLE of the chapter he will pause for a story then tell you 7 times what hes teaching you in this chapter, then to ice the cake he will stop at the END of the chapter to tell you 4 times what he TOLD you in the chapter. it will drive you insane trying to fast forward to the "meat" of the book. Sadly this is a rather detrimental hangup.
Paul Wilson, yes. Christopher Hadnagy, no.
I would not, I would grey and crumble in the theater while being told what I was going to watch.
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