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.
This is a great book. It mainly covers how to talk to (maneuver) people, it does cover online techniques. Using real life scenarios, actual feelings, and good stories the book is great for hackers, social engineers, studying body language, or just staying secure and anonymous. I highly recommend this book!!!! (Also try, "What every body is saying" by Frank Navarro)
Lots of redundant filler content and prose, but then when describing actual instances of social engineering, is far too superficial.
This book wants to be a popsci anecdote book instead of getting deep into an interesting topic. I got to around chapter 4 before getting far too bored.
I never knew how vulnerable security was. i always imagined it was all in the software. never thought human where the exploit that hackers used!
This book covers a lot of information around social engineering. Many different facets were outlined from an auditor and preventative perspective. It mostly outlines how to utilize social engineering from a pen test standpoint but at the same time. The teaching can also be used to teach folks what to look for.
Great book/great read
The author is well known for his knowledge and has authored other books as well.
Concepts I heard already a decade ago in selling and NLP. Almost nothing new presented under just a catchy title. Story is too self-centered, like look at me doing this and that. First two chapters are about what the book is going to be about, so a lot of time and space are wasted. Couldn't finish.
Probably in the distant future, but this book repeated a lot of concepts as it is.
Yes. It's important to keep abreast of how you or your organization can be exploited in the modern world.
All I ask of non-fiction narrators is to present the information as-is without being distracting. I feel like he mostly did that. At times he sounded a bit robotic; this was actually my first Audible audio book, and I initially wondered if they had used a computer program to narrate the book. But I wouldn't say it was distracting. Shoot... sometimes I talk like a robot.
This could totally be some Discovery Channel or TruTV series with no-name actors playing the roles of the malicious social engineers or hired auditors and victims. Kind of like the one crime show called "I Almost Got Away With It."
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