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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Audiobook

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

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 than to exert the effort of hacking.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

This audiobook

  • Examines social engineering, the Science & Technology of influencing a target to perform a desired task or divulge information;
  • Arms you with invaluable information about the many methods of trickery that hackers use in order to gather information with the intent of executing identity theft, fraud, or gaining computer system access; and
  • Reveals vital steps for preventing 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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Christopher Hadnagy (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Audun 07-14-15
    Audun 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    Narrator was good and it was alot of interesting info. Recommended for tech dudes! Some computer knowledge is good to have

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    07-14-15
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    "Waste of time"

    Read Wikipedia directly and save yourself from these platitudes. No valuable or unique insights provided for anyone with more than zero previous knowledge.

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    Daniel Stallworth 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great foray into social engineering and tools"
    Would you listen to Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking again? Why?

    Yes, the tools for information gathering would be useful for any endeavor in life.


    Any additional comments?

    Great stories, cases for how to protect yourself against non-hacking infiltration, and knowledge to be a more aware employee of an organization.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    @K_Speckmann 06-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Expert Beginner | Connector of Networks and People | Loving Husband | Mensch | Helpful Professional ↗️

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    "Not only for us Security Buffs"

    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!

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    Gregory 06-13-15
    Gregory 06-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "if you have a computer or smartphone you need to"

    read this book. even if you just interact with people this book can b very useful.

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    Peter 06-11-15
    Peter 06-11-15
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    "Very interesting"
    Where does Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For it's genre, it's right up there with my favorites.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The concepts and actual real world examples were very entertaining and interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting and eye opening. Quite broad scope, so naturally going to have parts that aren't as interesting as others

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    Anton 06-04-15
    Anton 06-04-15
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    "Too much bravado, many words and boring overall"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


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    Jason B 05-06-15
    Jason B 05-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Now paranoid and feeling slightly evil"

    Loved the book. Awesome scenarios and guidelines that are reinforced by them! Will recommend this to anyone in this day and age!

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    R R 04-10-15
    R R 04-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Good introduction to social engineering"

    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.

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    James Outland 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    What did you like best about Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking? What did you like least?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher Hadnagy and Paul Wilson (foreword) again?

    Paul Wilson, yes. Christopher Hadnagy, no.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would not, I would grey and crumble in the theater while being told what I was going to watch.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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