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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Audiobook

Social Engineering: The Art of Human 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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    jubie 02-13-17
    jubie 02-13-17
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    "Amazing!"

    This was a incredible book for people in information security, IT, hackers, and people that just want to learn more about social engineering both to understand and protect themselves. This is both a interesting and important book to check out. Thank you so much for writing this book.

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    Chris Gyles 01-24-17
    Chris Gyles 01-24-17

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    "awesome!!!!"

    this is one of the most educational and in-depth books I've ever read or listened to. There is so much information packed it it that I've listened to it 3 time and will many more.

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    Alican 01-09-17
    Alican 01-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "nuts and bolts of SE"

    I didn't expect to know so much about SE after listening. Very good resource. Narrator keeps your attention at all times.

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    Younis 01-02-17
    Younis 01-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "disappointing"

    not what i was looking for...
    so technical and focuses mainly on IT hacking not social hacking..
    many examples taken from other books

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    brian 11-26-16
    brian 11-26-16
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    "Great book!"

    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)

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    Brian 10-25-16
    Brian 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must have book"

    This book is a must have for security professional. or anyone wanting to get into this profession

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    Dustin 10-19-16
    Dustin 10-19-16
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    "Underwhelming"

    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.

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    Cristian M. 09-09-16
    Cristian M. 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it! The content was very informative!"

    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!

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    Anthony Tortorici 08-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic read!"

    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.

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    Al Smallville IL United States 07-19-16
    Al Smallville IL United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "poor writing"

    the book chapters announced in audio don't match display. I found the content marginal at best.

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